Russell Crowe says his 16-month-old puppy Louis 'died in my arms' after he was hit by a truck

  • Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe gave a heartbreaking update about his 16-month-old puppy, Louis.

  • Crowe told fans on Twitter that the dog "died in my arms" after he was hit by a truck on Thursday.

  • The actor said his dog died on the second anniversary of his father's death.

Russell Crowe took to Twitter on Thursday with the heartbreaking news that his 16-month-old puppy, Louis, died after being hit by a truck.

Sadly, the dog died exactly two years after the actor's father died back in 2021

The Oscar-winning actor posted a sweet picture of Louis to his followers and said that he "won my heart."

Crowe went on to say that although they rushed to get Louis to a vet, he passed away in Crowe's arms while he was telling the beloved pet "how much we loved him."

He wrote: "Unfortunately today, on the second anniversary of my fathers passing, 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."

The tragic news was met with an outpouring of love from his followers, including "Daredevil" star Vincent D'Onofrio, who wrote: "So sorry to hear this Russel. My heart goes out to you."

Singer Janet Devlin added: "My condolences, he was such a special little guy! Sending all my love x"

On the same day in 2021, March 30, the actor announced on Twitter that his father, John Alexander Crowe, had passed away aged 85.

He wrote: "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.

Crowe added: "I'm posting this because I know there are people all over the world who's heart he touched and who's ribs he tickled with his sparkly eyes and his cheeky attitude to everyone, and everything, and this is probably as efficient a method as any to pass on the news."

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