It's a sad day for fans of the beloved mouse-sized character, Stuart Little, as reports have surfaced that he was found dead in Chicago. [SocialTelecast]

When the news first broke on social media, people were shocked to hear the tragic news about the beloved child star.

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Jake was fuming because news outlets weren't hopping on the story fast enough.

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Another Twitter user made it very clear that the family wanted privacy to grieve the loss of their beloved mouse.

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Turns out, the reports of Stuart Little's death are nothing more than a hoax!

Before we all breathe a sigh of relief and move on, let's take a moment to remember the life and legacy of Stuart Little. This spunky little mouse captured the hearts of readers everywhere with his courage and determination in the pages of E.B. White's classic children's book.

The animated character is such a strong part of many of our childhoods that even the thought of him passing away, although not real, does make an impact. - hitc

 

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As for how he ended up "in Chicago", we can only speculate.  Maybe he was on a road trip and decided to take in the sights of the Windy City.

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Or maybe he was on a mission to find his dear friend Margalo, who we all know can be quite the flighty bird!  The fake news really shattered hearts across the internet.

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It's obvious that Stuart Little was a mouse of many talents, a true adventurer at heart, and a childhood character we all fell in love with.

And while the reports of his death may have been greatly exaggerated, the memory of this beloved character will live on forever.

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In the end, we can all take comfort in knowing that Stuart Little is not really dead, but still alive and well in the hearts of fans everywhere.  Who knows, maybe he'll even make a comeback in a new adventure - FINGERS CROSSED!

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