Zsa Zsa died in her sleep, according to her owner, Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, who called the pup's death "devastating". "She's been staying over at my dad's house", Brainard said in the report.
After she was made top ugly dog, her family said: "We are so excited for her; she deserves this".
JOSH EDELSON via Getty Images Zsa Zsa was crowned World's Ugliest Dog last month in a competition meant to raise awareness about rescue pets.
Her owner was awarded $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win. She was purchased by a rescue group after spending the first five years of her life in a Missouri puppy mill. "He woke up this morning and found her passed away", Ms Brainard told Today.
As we noted about the annual contest, its organizers say that it's meant to show how lovable and unique all dogs are, regardless of what some people might view as imperfections. "We were all saying our goodbyes and Mareslie went right over and gave her a kiss.
She never really showed much excitement but yes, she was definitely living it up after she won". She named the dog in honor of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.