Russell Crowe, a highly regarded actor, has experienced great success throughout his career. However, the past few years have been challenging for the 58-year-old star, as he has recently shared the immense grief he has faced.
Hailing from Australia, Crowe has made a significant impact in Hollywood with memorable roles in movies such as Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind. Sadly, in 2021, he suffered the heartbreaking loss of his father, John Crowe, who passed away at the age of 85. John spent his final moments in his longtime residence in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, where he had lived for a quarter of a century.
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The actor shared an emotional message about his father’s passing, acknowledging the countless individuals worldwide who were touched by his dad’s bright eyes and playful demeanor. The actor chose this method as a way to efficiently spread the news to everyone.
The actor returned to the countryside and, despite the sunny weather following heavy rain, expressed that this day will always be filled with sorrow. He fondly remembered his father, describing him as a gentle and beautiful soul who has now left this world.
I’m not at all a fan of dressing dogs up, but, a friend bought little Louis a @RalphLauren polo so he can match with dad. I think the other dogs on the farm are going to get jealous. Pretty funny. pic.twitter.com/odmCZwfvA8
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 21, 2022
“I arrived back in the bush last night,” the tribute continued. “Today, although the sun is shining and the torrential rain has abated, this date will forever be tinged with sadness. My dear old man, my beautiful dad, the most gentle of men, has passed away.”
The actor, known for maintaining a low profile, recently shared a delightful post about his Papillion dog, Louis. He mentioned that although he’s not fond of dressing up dogs, a friend gifted Louis a Ralph Lauren polo to match with him, which he found amusing and thought might make the other farm dogs jealous.
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However, in a recent, saddening update, the actor revealed that Louis tragically passed away after being struck by a truck. He took to Twitter to express his sorrow over the loss of his beloved pet.
On the second anniversary of his father’s death, a sorrowful day for the actor, he faced another heart-wrenching loss. The actor recounted how he held his small dog in his arms, expressing his love, as they hurried to the vet. Sadly, it was too late, and the beloved pet passed away while still in the actor’s embrace.
This is Louis the Papillion.
16 months old.
Tiny, cheeky, brave. He won my heart.
Unfortunately today, on the second anniversary of my fathers passing, Louis was hit by a truck.
We tried to get him to the vet, but he died in my arms while I was telling him how much we loved him. pic.twitter.com/zIwzUz8Ljx
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 30, 2023
The actor shared, “This is Louis the Papillion. 16 months old. Tiny, cheeky, brave. He won my heart. Unfortunately today, on the second anniversary of my father’s passing, Louis was hit by a truck. We tried to get him to the vet, but he died in my arms while I was telling him how much we loved him.” We extend our heartfelt thoughts and wishes to the actor during this challenging period. We invite you to join us in sending him your prayers and support in this difficult time.