Anyone who has vaguely followed the career of Tom Hardy knows about his tremendous love for dogs. He has promoted pet adoption, and has himself given rescue dogs a home. Sadly, however, one of his most beloved companions has passed away.

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Woody aka Woodstock has died, following complications from polymyositis, an inflammatory muscle disorder. Hardy has hit Tumblr with a lengthy and touching tribute to his best friend, aged only six, who he describes as “…the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever.”

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Read Hardy’s full tribute to Woody below.

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