From David Hale and The Macon Telegraph:
“We are all in a state of shock,” (owner Sonny) Seiler said in a statement released by the university. “We had no warning whatsoever.”VII was the university's shortest tenured mascot, with the exception of Otto, who subbed for an ailing Uga IV for four games in 1986. He compiled a record of 16-7.
There will be no mascot present on the sidelines at Saturday’s final regular-season home game for Georgia, a rarity since the first Uga was officially introduced in 1956.
Update: Just noticed the Kentucky tickets feature Uga VII on them. Life is funny.