Marlon Bundo

Mike Pence announed the death of family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, over the weekend. Image: Chip Somodevilla/ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

RIP Marlon Bundo: Pence family rabbit was unexpected star of gay rights

Mike Pence’s family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, was known for a children’s book series and a parody version supporting gay rights.

Marlon Bundo

Mike Pence announed the death of family rabbit, Marlon Bundo, over the weekend. Image: Chip Somodevilla/ GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

The family of former US vice president Mike Pence announced the death of Marlon Bundo, their pet rabbit who starred in a children’s book series by the second family, as well as a parody version supporting gay rights, over the weekend.

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MARLON BUNDO: MIKE PENCE’S DAUGHTER PAYS TRIBUTE

The rabbit, whose name is a pun on actor Marlon Brando, lived with the Pence family at the vice president’s official residence in Washington and was a frequent guest at events for children.

“God brought you to us right when we needed you most,” said Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence Bond, who authored the series of children’s books told from Bundo’s point of view, in a Twitter post Saturday.

“We had some wild times together and I’m forever grateful. Rest in sweet peace, little bunny.”

MARLON BUNDO’S PARODY LGBTQ-FOCUSED BOOK

When the first Bundo book was released, British-American comedian John Oliver announced his TV show would publish an alternate version, in which the male bunny falls in love with another male bunny.

Sales of the book, which was meant to highlight Mike Pence’s opposition to homosexuality, quickly outpaced the original, and at one point held the number one spot on Amazon.

Pence, a conservative Christian, was staunchly opposed to same-sex marriage and opposed LGBTQ-rights legislation while governor of Indiana. Proceeds from both versions of the book went to charity, with the HBO host choosing LGBTQ-focused non-profits.

Pence’s daughter, who had originally bought the bunny for a student film, took the jab in stride.

“The only thing better than one bunny book for charity is… TWO bunny books for charity,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.

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