Mickey Rourke’s Dog Loki Dies

8caee8716b_meeks_02092009-1Add one more to Mickey Rourke’s pack of heavenly canine companions. The Oscar nominee’s Chihuahua, Loki, one of the dogs memorably thanked by Rourke in his Golden Globe acceptance speech, has died, Rourke’s rep confirmed Tuesday to E! News.
Loki passed away Monday night at the ripe old age of 18. The pup (pictured here with Rourke and Sean Penn)was prominently photographed walking the red carpet with his master, who called Loki the “love of [his] life,” at the Venice Film Festival in September. You had better believe that Loki will be thanked by Rourke if he wins Best Actor this Sunday. “I’d like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren’t here anymore,” ‘The Wrestler’ star said when accepting his Globe last month. “Sometimes, when a man is alone, that’s all you got is your dog. And they’ve meant the world to me.”

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