Hugh Jackman shares devastating update on his 11-year-old dog

Hugh Jackman shared tragic news with his fans on Saturday: his 11-year-old dog, Dali, has died. The 53-year-old actor shared two photos of himself with Dali on social media, as well as a short text about the loss of his family. Dali was a French bulldog who was familiar to followers of Jackman online, and he was just before his 12th birthday.

“This is a very sad day for our family,” Jackman wrote. “Dali, our beloved Frenchie, passed away last night. He would have been 12 next month…which I am told is a long life for this breed. I have always, always called him the ROCKSTAR. Because he was! He walked to the beat of his own drum, was loved by the world, and damn it, he had a great life. He will be missed, but know he howls in heaven , rule the roost and enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet. RIP Dali Rockstar Jackman. We love you!”

Commentators seemed to mourn Dali as much as Jackman. Underneath his message, one person wrote: “Truly sorry for your loss. Dali crossed the Rainbow Bridge. May he RIP. Love and blessings to you and your family.” Another added: “Oh no, I’m extremely sorry for your loss. My heart absolutely breaks for you. I surround you with all my love, prayers and support”, while another added: “All dogs go to heaven Hugh.”

One of the top comments on the post read, “I will miss her Instagram appearances,” and several other commenters agreed. Dali has been a frequent sight on Jackman’s social media posts for years. According to a report by PEOPLE, Jackman adopted Dali in 2010 in New York. He and his wife Deborra-lee Furness took their 10-year-old son Oscar to a pet store and dated Dali, who was two months old at the time. They also share a daughter, Ava.

Since then, it’s been clear that Jackman goes out of his way to bring his dogs with him whenever possible. Dali was well socialized and was photographed on the beach earlier this summer, and was also seen around town, in the snow, on movie sets and in many other unique locations. Jackman and his family have another dog named Allegra who is healthy as far as fans know.

Jackman may take a while to grieve, but he currently has four upcoming projects listed on his IMDb page. His next film, The son, set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. It’s unclear when Jackson will return to work.

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