Lady Gaga posted a sad message on Twitter last night: Her 17-year-old dog Alice passed away.
Gaga said that Alice had been suffering from cancer and that the family decided to put her down this week.
My puppy Alice died. We had to put her down, cancer ate away at a little angel. My daddy is so sad, we all are, lost a member of our family
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 30, 2013
The singer, now 27-years-old, got the dog when she was about 10. Lady Gaga has spent a lot of time over the last several years away from home, which is now something that she regrets.
I love being an entertainer but it is so painful sometimes to be away from home 17 years she held on, so many memories. Nothing beats family — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 30, 2013
I remember her laying my bed, she knew when I was sad, or when I was sick. I should have been there. I just pray Alice found her wonderland. — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 30, 2013
The singer also shared a photo of herself as a child with her new puppy Alice.
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This isn’t the first time that a celebrity has used social media to mourn the loss of a pet. Earlier this year, Sarah Silverman wrote an ode to her dog duck.