A heartbroken Russell Crowe reveals his puppy 'died in his arms' after being hit by truck

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By stefan armitage

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Russell Crowe has revealed that his 16-month-old puppy died in his arms earlier this week after it was hit by a truck.

The 58-year-old Les Miserables star shared the devastating news on Twitter on Thursday. Paying tribute to his beloved pup, the star shared a photo of the adorable dog and captioned the post: "This is Louis the Papillion. 16 months old. Tiny, cheeky, brave. He won my heart."

The actor then revealed that - on the second anniversary of my father's death - little Louis was hit by a truck.

"We tried to get him to the vet, but he died in my arms while I was telling him how much we loved him," Crowe added.

Per the Daily Mail, Crowe also spoke about the heartache during an appearance on the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

When presenter Kyle Sandilands offered Crowe his condolences, he asked the Gladiator star of he was okay at this time.

However, it was evident that Crowe was still incredibly emotional over the loss of Louis, as he could be seen with tears in his eyes. "No, we're actually a little devastated," Crowe replied. "He was such a beautiful little pup you know and kind of wrapped us around him and shaped our lives around him.

"So it's gonna take a little time to get past."

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Crowe and Louis in their matching Polo shirts. Credit: Twitter

As well as the presenters offering their support, many Twitter users also flooded Crowe's initial tweet with messages of condolence.

Animal group PETA commented: "We are heartbroken for you and so deeply sorry for your loss. Louis will be in your heart forever. Sending all of our love, comfort, and strength."

Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio replied: "So sorry to hear this Russel. My heart goes out to you."

"I'm so sorry. What a painful addition to an already painting day for you," one fan wote, adding: "Prayers for you and yours in your pain. I hope you have plenty of good memories to cherish with both of them."

Crowe's father, John Alexander Crowe, passed away in March 2021. At the time, the actor shared a message to fans on Twitter that read: "I arrived back in the bush last night. Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness.

"My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away. Passed away in Coffs Harbour, NSW, his home for the last 25 years. Rest In Peace."

For some people, they may not understand the heartache of losing a dog. However, many pet owners will be able to attest that losing a dog can be like losing a member of the family.

Our thoughts are with Crowe and his family at this time.

Featured image credit: Independent Photo Agency Srl / Alamy

A heartbroken Russell Crowe reveals his puppy 'died in his arms' after being hit by truck

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By stefan armitage

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Russell Crowe has revealed that his 16-month-old puppy died in his arms earlier this week after it was hit by a truck.

The 58-year-old Les Miserables star shared the devastating news on Twitter on Thursday. Paying tribute to his beloved pup, the star shared a photo of the adorable dog and captioned the post: "This is Louis the Papillion. 16 months old. Tiny, cheeky, brave. He won my heart."

The actor then revealed that - on the second anniversary of my father's death - little Louis was hit by a truck.

"We tried to get him to the vet, but he died in my arms while I was telling him how much we loved him," Crowe added.

Per the Daily Mail, Crowe also spoke about the heartache during an appearance on the Australian radio show The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

When presenter Kyle Sandilands offered Crowe his condolences, he asked the Gladiator star of he was okay at this time.

However, it was evident that Crowe was still incredibly emotional over the loss of Louis, as he could be seen with tears in his eyes. "No, we're actually a little devastated," Crowe replied. "He was such a beautiful little pup you know and kind of wrapped us around him and shaped our lives around him.

"So it's gonna take a little time to get past."

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Crowe and Louis in their matching Polo shirts. Credit: Twitter

As well as the presenters offering their support, many Twitter users also flooded Crowe's initial tweet with messages of condolence.

Animal group PETA commented: "We are heartbroken for you and so deeply sorry for your loss. Louis will be in your heart forever. Sending all of our love, comfort, and strength."

Daredevil star Vincent D'Onofrio replied: "So sorry to hear this Russel. My heart goes out to you."

"I'm so sorry. What a painful addition to an already painting day for you," one fan wote, adding: "Prayers for you and yours in your pain. I hope you have plenty of good memories to cherish with both of them."

Crowe's father, John Alexander Crowe, passed away in March 2021. At the time, the actor shared a message to fans on Twitter that read: "I arrived back in the bush last night. Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness.

"My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away. Passed away in Coffs Harbour, NSW, his home for the last 25 years. Rest In Peace."

For some people, they may not understand the heartache of losing a dog. However, many pet owners will be able to attest that losing a dog can be like losing a member of the family.

Our thoughts are with Crowe and his family at this time.

Featured image credit: Independent Photo Agency Srl / Alamy