Mickey Rourke on Departed Dog: “She’s Still With Me”

Mickey Rourke paid tribute to his departed pet Chihuahua, Loki, who passed away this week.

“She fell asleep in my lap,” he told TMZ in a street interview.  ”She’s still with me.”

For a small dog, Loki had loomed large in the troubled movie star’s world. The dog, whom he once called “the love of my life,”  was with him when he was down on his luck and struggling. 

Rourke’s remarkable comeback year with The Wrestler was also Loki’s.

Loki traveled up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival and received thanks in Rourke’s Golden Globe acceptance speech.

“Sometimes when a man’s alone, that’s all you got…is your dog.”