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Jimmy Barnes mourns the devastating loss of his beloved dog Oliver

‘Everything hurts and life will never be the same again’: Jimmy Barnes mourns the devastating loss of his beloved dog Oliver

Jimmy Barnes is mourning the loss of his beloved pet dog, Oliver.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the 63-year-old Aussie rock legend announced Oliver had sadly passed away after taking ill. 

His passing comes just 10 months after Jimmy lost his other dog, SnoopDog, who died in September. 

Gone but not forgotten: Jimmy Barnes is mourning the loss of his beloved pet dog, Oliver. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, he announced Oliver had sadly passed away after taking ill

Gone but not forgotten: Jimmy Barnes is mourning the loss of his beloved pet dog, Oliver. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, he announced Oliver had sadly passed away after taking ill

‘Today I lost Oliver. Now both my darling boys are gone. Everything hurts and life will never be the same again,’ Jimmy wrote in an emotional post. 

He added: ‘Thanks for all your well wishes. Fly away boys, Dad loves you.’ 

It was only on Friday that Jimmy revealed he had been sleeping alongside the schnauzer on a makeshift bed on the floor after he became unwell.  

By his side: It was only on Friday that Jimmy revealed he had been sleeping alongside the schnauzer on a makeshift bed on the floor after he became unwell

By his side: It was only on Friday that Jimmy revealed he had been sleeping alongside the schnauzer on a makeshift bed on the floor after he became unwell

'Today I lost Oliver... Everything hurts and life will never be the same again,' Jimmy wrote in an emotional post

‘Today I lost Oliver… Everything hurts and life will never be the same again,’ Jimmy wrote in an emotional post

Taking to Instagram, Jimmy shared a photo of himself lying alongside Oliver, who appeared to have been hooked up to IV drips as he lay on his doggie bed.   

Wearing a blue shirt, socks and pants, Jimmy looked dedicated to his nurse duty and happy to be there for his best friend.

He captioned the photo: ‘On the swing shift last night watching over my buddy Oliver going through the wars’.  

Best friends: The rocker was very close to his dogs, and shared a touching message when his other schnauzer, SnoopDog passed away last year

Best friends: The rocker was very close to his dogs, and shared a touching message when his other schnauzer, SnoopDog passed away last year

'Now both my darling boys are gone... Fly away boys, Dad loves you,' Jimmy wrote in a highly emotional post following Oliver's passing

‘Now both my darling boys are gone… Fly away boys, Dad loves you,’ Jimmy wrote in a highly emotional post following Oliver’s passing

Most movingly, Jimmy explained that he was there for his dog as the pooch had been there for him in tough times, writing: ‘He’s watched over me many a night’.

The rocker was very close to his dogs, and shared a touching message when his other schnauzer, SnoopDog passed away last year.

In a highly emotional post on Twitter, he wrote: ‘It’s hard to say goodbye to a best friend.’  

'It's hard to say goodbye to a best friend,' Jimmy wrote on Twitter and Instagram following SnoopDog's passing in September

‘It’s hard to say goodbye to a best friend,’ Jimmy wrote on Twitter and Instagram following SnoopDog’s passing in September

Jimmy added: ‘I’ll hold you until you slip away, we’ll be together under the piano with all of us around you SnoopDog.’

The Working Class Man singer later shared a photo of the dog to Instagram, wearing angel wings, and again paid tribute to him.

He wrote: ‘I miss this little guy so much.’

Tragic: Jimmy has been left devastated by the loss of both of his beloved dogs within a year of each other

Tragic: Jimmy has been left devastated by the loss of both of his beloved dogs within a year of each other

Daily Mail UK

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