We are saddened to hear the news that LeAnn Rimes is currently grieving the loss of a furry friend.

The country music superstar had to say goodbye to her longtime companion and pet, Virgo. 16-year-old Virgo was a miniature, rescue Pomeranian who shared the same birthday as her famous owner.

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On Oct. 15, LeAnn took to Twitter letting fans know that her dog had passed. She wrote, “On the verge of losing a pet. We are all heartbroken. She’s 16 though. She’s been loved beyond measure.”

RIP Raven (top right) w/ his sissy Virgo. You'll be missed old man!!

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The photo above, which LeAnn posted to her Instagram page months ago, shows little Virgo as a yellow-haired puppy with lovable eyes. Heartbreaking enough, Virgo poses for the camera with LeAnn’s other pom-pup Raven, who sadly passed back in 2014.

It’s no secret that LeAnn is an avid animal lover. She once raised a total of five dogs and two cats at the same time, according to Animal Fair. But, each and every cuddly cutie meant the world to her.

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“Our baby Virgo is gone,” she writes in another heartfelt tweet, “We are so very grateful for the joy she brought to our lives for 16 years. #doggieheaven is gaining an angel.”

Our hearts go out to LeAnn at this time.

LeAnn Rimes’ heart is broken following the loss of a close friend Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP
Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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