If you didn’t already know actor Tom Hardy is a hardcore dog lover but this week brought heartbreak for Tom as his beloved dog passed away.
In 2014, Tom said said in an interview with Vulture: “We were in Atlanta, Georgia, doing Lawless, and he was in the motorway. We almost ran him over with a Prius.
“He ran off into the motorway, and Jess was like, ‘No, no, no! You’ve got to go after him!’ He was only 11 weeks old, and so we got hold of him and he became the on-set dog. Jessica’s mom looked after him for me for about six months while he cleared quarantine, and then we brought him back to London, so he’s my dog now.
“He goes on all my film sets now. He’s a great on-set dog.”
Tom post an emotional tribute to his beloved dog and our hearts broke a little.
“He was an Angel. And he was my best friend. We went through so much together.
“He has been on many sets. Met many crews. Photo shoots, premieres, made many, many friends. He was #73 most influential animal in TIME magazine. I don’t normally speak out about family and friends but this is an unusual circumstance.”
Hardy said his 6 year-old dog died after a short battle with an aggressive polymyositis. He says: “I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering. Above all I am completely gutted. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side.”