Demi Lovato’s Dog Dies

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It’s a sad day for Lovatics.

Demi Lovato‘s dog, Buddy, has passed away.

The singer revealed the sad news on Tuesday (July 28, 2015). In an extended Twitter message, she wrote:

We are absolutely heartbroken to be writing this but Wilmer [Valderrama] and I are devastated to inform you that we lost our little angel Buddy last Sunday. He was taken from us way too soon in a tragic accident and though I will never know why this had to happen, I do know that God only puts us through situations that we can handle so with that, together we our staying strong. We have incredible people around us and so much love and support which is holding us up in this time of need. Buddy was loved by so many people and as small as he was, he made a huge impact in our lives. He truly was human in a way and we were so blessed to have him in our lives. We ask you that you please respect our privacy while we take this time to grieve and remember the magical moments we spent with our little angel. We will never forget our baby boy Buddy and his gentle loving spirit will live on in our hearts forever. RIP my tiniest little nightingale, Buddy…

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be…”

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Buddy was gifted to Lovato as a Christmas present late last year.

While the pup was barely a year old, he was able to amass quite the social following during his short time on Earth. His Twitter account currently has over 60,000 followers, while his Instagram is followed by over 300,000 users.

Buddy was a regularly fixture on Lovato’s personal Instagram and frequently travelled with the “Cool For the Summer” crooner. He also starred in her promotional videos for her skincare line.

UPDATE – JULY 29, 2015: According to TMZ, Buddy was attacked by a coyote that had wandered into Lovato’s backyard of her Los Angeles home. The singer reportedly discovered her dog’s body.