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Pete Davidson shares heartfelt note after death of beloved family dog: 'He saved our lives'

'Yesterday we lost a key member of the Davidson family. Henry was only 2 years old but unfortunately got very sick very fast,' wrote Davidson.

Pete Davidson shares heartfelt note after death of beloved family dog: 'He saved our lives'
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Pete Davidson is grieving the death of his family dog, Henry. He took to Dave Sirius's Instagram page on May 4 to share the news. Sirius is a frequent collaborator of Davidson's who writes for his new Peacock comedy series, "Bupkis," according to TODAY. Davidson wrote, "Hey guys. I know today is the Bupkis' premiere day, but I wanna use today to remember my dog, Henry. Yesterday we lost a key member of the Davidson family. Henry was only 2 years old but unfortunately got very sick very fast." He shared a carousel of images of Henry with the post. 



 

Davidson revealed that they brought Henry home at the beginning of the pandemic. "And he saved our lives. Not sure I'd even be around without him. He was the happiest and sweetest dog ever. He used to get excited when he saw me and would pee everywhere," the 29-year-old wrote.

He went on to share more memories of Henry. "When I was working at SNL, my mom would send me videos of him watching, smiling and making noise when I came on screen. I don’t ever really watch any of my stuff with anyone as I’m far too scared, but I didn’t mind watching with Henry. He was truly the best," said the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian. Davidson concluded the post by writing, "My mom, sister and I are broken and will miss him forever. We love you, Henry. Thank you for making our lives fuller and reminding me what actually matters."



 

People on social media sent condolences in the comment section. "I’m so sorry, Pete. Dogs are truly like a family, except they never do anything wrong and are always happy to see us. I’m watching the Bornine episode as I type this... maybe it’s a sign from Henry," commented @mere_hayes. "Oh no, not Henry. Dave, please tell Pete I’m so sorry for his loss, but when he’s ready to be assaulted by two Boston terriers, he is welcome to visit Wisconsin. They give plenty of kisses and cuddles when they’re done scratching your legs and nipping your fingers. I’ll share, because I know what it’s like to have a dog save you. This makes me so sad. Sending love and looking forward to checking out Bupkis. Stay strong man," wrote @okayalyalyokay.

"My heart. I'm grateful he had such a loving family to nurture him though, that meant everything to him," expressed @svgarwitch. "So sorry for your loss Pete, Amy and Casey! Henry is so precious and I always enjoyed seeing him on IG. Thank you all for sharing him with us!" wrote @erinjhp. "Ugh. I’m so sorry to hear this. Losing a pet is just the worst. Much love and healing his way," commented @shaebowe.



 

Davidson was supposed to host "Saturday Night Live" with Lil Uzi Vert as a musical guest on May 6, but due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike, the show was canceled. The Guild, which includes film, television, radio and new media writers, announced on May 1 that they had voted for a walkout from major studios like Amazon, Apple, Discovery-Warner, Disney, Paramount, Sony, NBC Universal and Netflix after they refused to agree to the new contract, reports TODAY.



 

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