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Just 15 months after losing son Jett, Travolta and wife Kelly Preston suffered another blow this May when a service vehicle struck and killed their two dogs at an airport in Bangor, Maine.
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No stranger to pet loss, having owned several dogs throughout the years, Winfrey was nonetheless shocked when her new cocker spaniel rescue puppy, Ivan, succumbed to the Parvo virus last spring.
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Even this was too dark for the prince of darkness: Osbourne’s Pomeranian, Little Bit, was devoured by a coyote behind the singer’s Los Angeles home last summer, as he watched TV with wife Sharon.
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One of the more heartbreaking pet deaths was that of Stewart’s chow chow puppy Ghenghis Khan, who perished when a propane tank at his kennel exploded in early 2009. Fifteen other dogs died in the blast, as well.
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Before Liam and Stella, there was Mimi LaRue, the actress’s beloved pug. A staple in Spelling’s reality shows (and on the red carpet), she died of natural causes in 2008. “She was a loving pet and a true diva to the end,” Spelling told PEOPLE.
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The eternal bachelor shared his heart with one lucky soul – Max the pig, who passed away in 2006 at the age of 18. “He was as old a pig as the vets had ever seen,” Clooney said. “He’s been a big part of my life.”
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Clinton’s desire to have “one loyal friend in Washington” led to the gifting of Buddy, a bubbly chocolate Lab, in 1997. But tragedy struck in 2002, when the pooch ran in front of a car on an upstate New York highway, and died on impact.
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After he thanked his dogs for their love during his acceptance speech at the 2009 Golden Globes, The Wrestler star said goodbye to Loki, his 17-year-old Chihuahua, just weeks later.