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"13 years of love" - Imelda May posts touching tribute to her dog and best pal Alfie

By Sarah Finnan

May 11, 2020 at 9:59am

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"My heart is broken."

Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May has posted a touching tribute to her dog and best friend Alfie after his passing.

Sharing a number of photos of Alfie to her Instagram, Imelda accompanied it with an emotional message to her furry pal:

"My heart is broken. My darling Alfie is gone from us. Last night after the best day he suddenly fell ill. Possible stroke. Darrel and I had to make the hardest decision to let him go. He died in our arms and wrapped in Iove.

I kissed him and felt his breath on my cheek deepen then fade away. Oh the pain. My boy, my rock, my companion, my joy... over 13 years of love."

 

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My heart is broken. My darling Alfie is gone from us. Last night after the best day he suddenly fell ill. Possible stroke. Darrel and I had to make the hardest decision to let him go. He died in our arms and wrapped in Iove. I kissed him and felt his breath on my cheek deepen then fade away. Oh the pain. My boy, my rock, my companion, my joy... over 13 years of love. I keep sitting in his bed needing to inhale his lovely scent before it’s gone too. We’re distraught. Myself. Darrel, Violet, Katie, Niall, michaela, neighbours, friends, family and all who fell in love with him... there are many! The day is empty. Rest in Peace my dearest darling Alfie. My Gent. I will love you forever. ❤️❤️❤️

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"I keep sitting in his bed needing to inhale his lovely scent before it’s gone too. We’re distraught. Myself. Darrel, Violet, Katie, Niall, Michaela, neighbours, friends, family and all who fell in love with him... there are many!

The day is empty. Rest in Peace my dearest darling Alfie. My Gent.
I will love you forever."

Fans have rallied around the singer in her grief, sharing messages of support in the comments and adding "there's no pain like it, they are too good for his world".

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(Header image courtesy of @imeldofficial)

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