Actor Tom Hardy is heartbroken over the untimely demise of his dog, Woody, whom he called his "bestest friend ever".
In an emotional note on his website, Hardy, 39, shared the tragic news, writing he rescued Woody from the roadside as a stray puppy whilst filming the 2012 movie "Lawless".
"He didn't have a bad bone in his body. All he knew was love," Hardy wrote.
Woody passed away after a six-month battle with muscle disorder Polymyositis at the age of six.
"He was only age six. He was far too young to leave us and we at home are devastated by his loss. I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering.
"He was a special bro, a shining example of man's best friend. He burnt very very bright and those that burn very bright sometimes burn half as long," Hardy said.
The actor concluded his post, thanking his late dog, whose full name was Woodstock Yamazaki Hardy, for "choosing to find" him.