John Unger sadly announced the death of his best friend on Facebook recently.  John and his dog Schoep used to float anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour, depending on the temperature of the water and how Schoep was feeling.

You may remember Schoep, the arthritic dog who became an Internet sensation last summer when he was photographed floating peacefully in Lake Superior in John's arms.

“I Breathe But I Can't Catch My Breath...” Unger wrote. “Schoep passed yesterday. More information in the days ahead.”

Rest in Peace, Schoep.