Lady Gaga has lost a loved one near and dear to her heart: Her beloved childhood dog Alice.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the 27-year-old pop star confirmed her pup's death on Twitter, explaining, "We had to put her down, cancer ate away at a little angel."
"My daddy is so sad," she continued, "we all are, lost a member of our family."
"I love being an entertainer but it is so painful sometimes to be away from home," she wrote. "17 years she held on, so many memories. Nothing beats family."
"I remember her laying my bed, she knew when I was sad, or when I was sick," she tweeted. "I should have been there. I just pray Alice found her wonderland."
Of course she did, because all dogs go to heaven and will be waiting for us one day at the Rainbow Bridge. Even so, it doesn't make losing them any less painful.
On Wednesday, Oct. 30 (just one day after Alice's passing), Gaga stepped out in a somber, all-black ensemble. The subdued look was clearly one of mourning, and even her eyes were shielded by a black mask.
Our heart goes out to Gaga during this difficult time. And if it's any comfort, it seems like Alice had a long, happy life filled with love from the Germanotta family.