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Texas Mascot Bevo XIV Has Died

Texas' beloved mascot, BEVO XIV, passed away Friday morning from Bovine Leukemia Virus, the school has announced. The longhorn was diagnosed with the illness last week. He had been resting at his ranch since the diagnosis.

">@BEVO_XIV has passed away in his sleep. RIP Bevo XIV. #winforbevohttp://t.co/pONGSPrkEapic.twitter.com/PDIJi3A59D

— Texas Longhorns (@TexasSports)

.@BEVO_XIV has passed away in his sleep. RIP Bevo XIV. #winforbevohttp://t.co/pONGSPrkEapic.twitter.com/PDIJi3A59D

— Texas Longhorns (@TexasSports) October 16, 2015

">October 16, 2015

Here's the official statement from Ricky Brennes, the Executive Director of the Silver Spurs.

"BEVO XIV was so much more than a traditional mascot—he was so big and strong, but he had such a sweet personality and a gentle soul. He loved the attention that came with being BEVO but was very cool, calm and smart. Like a dog he would come when called by name, show up to the house looking for treats and even roll over on his side so Mrs. Baker could rub his belly. He did so much for his university and community. His last few days provided great memories, but we miss him already."

BEVO XIV had been the school's mascot since 2004. The Silver Spurs Alumni Assocation will reportedly begin the search for the next BEVO immediately.