Lewis Hamilton has revealed his heartbreak at the death of his beloved dog Coco.
The Formula One champion took to Instagram to share the sad news with his 16.8 million followers.
Hamilton shared several images of Coco with in the post, alongside a long, heartfelt caption.
‘My beautiful little girl’
“Last night at around 9pm, my beautiful little girl Coco died at home with the family by her side,” Hamilton wrote. “Her little heart gave in, we think it was a heart attack. I tried to revive her but it was no use.
“She’d had the best day, happier than I’d seen her in a long time. She was such a special dog, born with so many problems and I feel so lucky to have adopted her.
“Her breeder said she was going to have to put her down as she wouldn’t be able to afford all the things she would need to survive, she went through a lot to become the bouncy, lazy loving dog she was.”
‘My heart is broken’
Hamilton went on to describe Coco’s last day, saying the pair had ‘shared a special moment playing together which [he] will never forget’.
“I will miss her snoring and how happy she was always to see me,” he added. “She was only six, healthy, and happy.
“Naturally, my heart is broken, but I hope she’s in a better place with my Aunty Diane. [I] wanted to share with you and thank those of you who loved and cared for her.”