There is sure to be much sadness around the world today with the news breaking that The “Andrex Puppy” has died of the coronavirus.

Known primarily for its cute appearance and for never seeming to age into adulthood since first appearing on TV adverts and on the front of every packet of Andrex toilet paper since 1972 it has succumbed to the Covid-19 virus.

An Andrex spokesman told us:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Andrex puppy. He has been a mainstay on our advertising for over 50 years. Unfortunately it seems he had contracted coronavirus last week and finally succumbed to it and passed peacefully wrapped up in a heap of Andrex double ply toilet paper. The irony that he died of this is clear to all.”