Mickey Rourke's Dog Passed Away

Mickey Rourke's Dog Passed Away-photo

Mickey Rourke's beloved pet Chihauhau Loki passed away on Monday, according to a rep. He was 18.

Loki was memorably thanked in the fashion forward Rourke's Golden Globe acceptance speech for Best Actor in The Wrestler this year.

"Sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got ... is your dog," he said at the time, according to TMZ.

Rourke also referred to Loki as "the love of his life" at the Venice Film Festival last year, according to E!. He often had the dog accompany him at appearances and on the red carpet.

The actor, one of the higher profile comebacks of recent years with Golden Globe and BAFTA wins, told Barbara Walters that his dogs were with him when he was at his lowest.

One dog in particular, Lowjack, gave him the will to live.

"And he made a sound, like a little almost human sound. I don't have kids, the dogs became everything to me. The dog was looking at me going, 'Who's going to take care of me?'," Rourke told Babwa.

There is no word on funeral or burial services for Loki at press time.

 

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