British actor Tom Hardy has published a heartfelt tribute to his dog, Woody after he passed away following a short battle with an aggressive form of polymyositis, an immune-mediated disease centred around a dog's skeletal muscle, which saw him leave this world far too soon at only 6 years old.
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The actor shared a video and wrote on his tumbler site, "I don’t normally speak out about family and friends but this is an unusual circumstance. Woody affected so many people in his own right so with great respect to his autonomy and as a familiar friendly face to many of you, it is with great great sadness a heavy heart that I inform you that after a very hard and short 6 month battle with an aggressive polymyostisis Woody passed away, two days ago. He was only Age 6. He was Far too young to leave us and We at home are devastated by his loss I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering. Above all I am completely gutted. the world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side."
He continued, "To the bestest friend ever. To me and to a family who loved him beyond words and whom he loved without doubt more than I have ever known. Woody was the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever."
Woody had accompanied his owner to red carpet events and even appeared in the background sleeping while Hardy read for Cbeebies Bedtime Stories recently.
He concluded his tribute with words all dog owners who've ever lost a dog will recognise.
"Thankyou Woody for choosing to find us. We will love you and be with you and you with us forever. Never ever ever forgotten. Your Boy tom xxx I love you beyond words. To the moon and back again and again to
Infinity and beyond. Run with Max now and the Angels. I will see you when I get there.
With all of me I love you. Always Thankyou for
Your love beautiful boy.!
To the Hardy family and all who felt Woody's presence and love, our thoughts are with you.
You can read Tom's full tribute here: http://tomhardydotorg.tumblr.com/post/161532868851/i-first-saw-woodstock-running-across-a-turnpike-we