Losing a pet is like losing a family member, and for many, it’s like losing a child. Unfortunately for hip hop couple Coco Austin and Ice-T, every pet lover’s worst nightmare came true.
On Sunday night, the couple lost their pet bulldog, Spartacus. Coco confirmed the tragic news on Instagram and explained that her “heart is hurting tremendously.”
“Today Sparty died after knee surgery complications,” she wrote. “He was my 1st baby with Ice. There’ll never be another dog like him. Everybody that knew him thought he was very human like and so lovable.”
She added, “His full name was Spartacus The Supermodel.. He was only 6.. I have been crying my brains out I’m shocked! #oneofakind ( I will still keep their pages live @spartandmax because Max won’t stop posting pics).”
Ice shared on Instagram: “Terrible News: This morning I lost my Best Friend.. Spartacus died from a complication after surgery.. He had cancer in his knee.. So sad.”
Coco and her husband welcomed a baby girl last year and she instantly became a little sister to Spartacus and the couple’s other dog, Maximus.
Coco and Ice, however, are not the only stars who have mourned the death of a pet. Here are six other celebrities who were outspoken after the passing of their four-legged family members.