Justin Bieber has given fans a sad update on a relationship very important to him.
No, not his romance with Selena Gomez; his connection to a dog named Sammy.
The artist took to Instagram last night and shared the sad news that this rescue dog has passed away, posting a throwback photo of canine and owner and writing as a caption:
“R.i.p Sammy. you were the best puppy ever."
Soon after the picture and message went viral, #RIPSammy became the top trending topic in the world on Twitter.
In 2009, Bieber opened up about Sammy in an interview, gushing over the puppy and saying how Sammy was his only real friend in Hollywood when Justin first moved there.
The pooch also played a small role in Bieber’s concert movie, “Never Say Never.”
“Having a dog myself makes me feel even more for Justin and how sad he must be right now, i can’t even imagine :( #ripsammy,” wrote one fan in response to the news, while another wrote of Sammy:
"He was here from the beginning, I can’t believe this. I’m so sad.”
Earlier this year, Miley Cyrus' dog was killed by a coyote and the artist spend several weeks mourning Floyd in public.
We send our condolences to Justin Bieber on the loss of Sammy.