The F1 star shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram, revealing his six-year-old bulldog most likely suffered a heart attack.Hamilton, 35, wrote: ‘Last night at around 9pm, my beautiful little girl Coco died at home with the family by her side. 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.
‘On her last day, we shared a special moment playing together which I will never forget. I will miss her snoring and how happy she was always to see me. She was only 6, healthy and happy.‘Naturally, my heart is broken but i hope she’s in a better place with my Aunty Diane. Wanted to share with you and thank those of you who loved and cared for her.’Lewis shared a series of pictures of Coco looking happy with her tongue hanging out, as well as one where the pooch looked hilariously grumpy with a pair of bunny ears affixed to her head.
Friends and fans sent the star their condolences, with Tom Brady leaving a series of heart and prayer emojis and writing: ‘RIP.’ Lindsey Vonn wrote: ‘I’m so sorry’, while Great British Bake Off star Candice Brown, a huge dog lover herself, simply left a broken heart emoji. Hamilton got his first British bulldog Roscoe in 2013 and adopted Coco shortly afterwards.The two pooches racked up 176,000 Instagram followers as Lewis set them up their own account under the handle @roscoelovescoco.
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Lewis last shared a picture of Coco on 8 June, captioned ‘Coconut’, with the dog sleeping away on a shelf. The six-time Formula 1 World Champion had kept fans updated on both dogs’ progress, and in 2017, he asked followers for well wishes as Coco underwent a ‘small operation’. Both of Lewis’s dogs lived at his home in Los Angeles. Coco’s sad passing comes weeks before Hamilton is set to begin his 2020 campaign in Austria on 5 July.
He previously shared on Instagram: ‘Still pushing. 2 weeks until the first race and whilst there is so much work going on in the background, I am still fully focused on this race season.’
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