Reba McEntire turned to social media on Friday (Nov. 18) to share the heartbreaking lack of her “life companion” — her canine Riddler, who died on Wednesday (Nov. 16) after a brief battle with lymphoma.
The nation icon posted an image of herself and her boyfriend and Large Sky co-star, Rex Linn, strolling with the beloved pooch and smiling.
“If we’re actually fortunate, an Angel will place one thing in our laps that may have an effect on us for a lifetime…and we acquired actually fortunate,” she writes to accompany the photograph. “This specific ‘Angel delivered’ life companion, Riddler (aka Budders, Budski, Squareheaded Bastard), mentioned goodbye to us at 11:20 AM PT on Wednesday. Solely seven years previous, lymphoma took his life lower than three weeks after prognosis.”
Riddler was a champion present canine, however McEntire says he meant much more to her than that.
“He was a GRAND CHAMPION within the Present Ring, however a grander one in life,” she writes. “He impacted everybody that got here throughout his path. He was an excellent man to experience the river with, the Finest.”
McEntire signed the submit merely, “Rex & Reba.”
McEntire’s mates from nation music and tv had been among the many many who expressed sympathies for her loss, together with Large Sky actor Luke Mitchell, who writes, “Guys I’m so sorry! Sending a number of love your approach.”
“He was an impressive boy!!” McEntire’s former Reba co-star Melissa Peterman provides. “It is a heartbreak after we lose them. RIP Riddler. Love you each.”
“You really liked him effectively, and he liked you again,” Trisha Yearwood remarks. “That’s what all of us need. Love you and relaxation effectively candy Riddler.”
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