Sam, the world's ugliest dog, is no longer with us. [I'll leave that up to you to decide if this is good news or bad news]. After 15 years on this planet, his owner Susie Lockheed put him down due to a failing heart.
However, during his Sam's days on our planet, he led quite the life. After winning the World's Ugliest Dog Competition three years in a row (2003, '04 & '05) - he became quite the celebrity. He travelled the world, rode in limos, was interviewed on TV shows, even briefly met Donald Trump. (Kinda reminds you of Paris Hilton, no?)
The purebred Chinese crested hairless with tons of attitude (again - reminds me of Paris Hilton...) will be missed by all, specifically Lockheed who has said, "I have snuggled Sam under my blankets on my bed for six years."
Sources (1, 2, 3)