Lady Gaga is in mourning this week after losing a loved one near and dear to her heart: Beloved childhood dog Alice, who passed away at the age of 17.

On Tuesday, October 29, the 27-year-old pop star confirmed the death on Twitter, explaining, "We had to put her down, cancer ate away at a little angel."

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After news of Lou Reed's death broke early Sunday, many celebrities took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the Velvet Underground frontman and rock icon.

"The world has lost a fine songwriter and poet… I’ve lost my ‘school-yard buddy,'" wrote Reed's Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale on Facebook.

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Lou Reed, a rock legend who fronted the Velvet Underground and wrote a majority of that band's singles, passed this morning, according to Rolling Stone.

He was 71 years old.

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Giant George, a loyal friend and canine companion who lived up to his nickname, but nevertheless was as gentle as giants go, has passed away.

The world's tallest dog was a month shy of his eighth birthday.

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Tom Foley, the former U.S. Congressman from Washington State and Speaker of the House from 1989-95, has passed away at the age of 84.

Foley passed away due to complications from a stroke, which he suffered last December. Wife Heather said he was hospitalized in May with pneumonia.

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Veteran character actor Ed Lauter has died at the age of 74.

Lauter's publicist, Edward Lozzi, says he died late Wednesday of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure.

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