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Chimp 'James Bond' of PG Tips advert fame has died

12-Jul-2013 • Bond News

A Twycross Zoo chimp, who came to national fame for his role as "James Bond" in a spoof advertisement for PG Tips has died.

Louis, aged 37, died on Monday.

"Louis was a very gentle and laid-back chimp – a favourite with everyone," Dr Charlotte Macdonald, the Zoo's curator told The Guardian.

"Born at Twycross, he was one of the original PG Tips chimps. Although gone, Louis will never be forgotten."

Watch the original advertisement, starring Louis, below:

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