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George Michael’s beloved dog Abby dies two years after her owner

April 23, 2018

Portrait of singer George Michael among a pile of candles, messages and flowers (Photo Getty Images)

George Michael’s pet labrador, Abby, has died at the age of 15.

The golden Labrador was the last surviving pet of the Wham! star, leaving some fans devastated to see the end of an era.

Abby’s sibling, Meggy, passed away in 2015 before her owner.

Michael was often seen walking his dogs near his home in Highgate, north London, and referred to his two dogs as his “best friends”.

The singer’s close friend, Alex Georgiou, confirmed the sad news that Abby had passed away to Heart FM.

(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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He told the radio station: “People came from all over the world to see her and they would wait patiently until four o’clock for her walk as to not disturb her.

“She loved people and she was so gentle.”

Both dogs were adopted as puppies in 2006 while Michael was dating his then boyfriend Kenny Goss.

Fans and friends of the late singer took to Twitter to share their sadness at the news.

https://twitter.com/MarieEKD/status/986723968571887619

In an emotional Facebook status Georgiou wrote: “Goodbye my sweet Abby thank you for every minute.

“It’s time for you to go back to George and Meggy, they can’t wait anymore and I can’t blame them as you’re so special, and all your friends around the world who came to visit you and sent you presents all the time are going to miss you.

“You are loved so much you are a blessing to us all, especially me.

Kenny Goss and George Michael (Getty)

“You will always be my sunshine and I promise one day I will come and find you but for now my sweetheart run and play with Meggy and George over Rainbow Bridge in to the meadows out in the sun they are waiting for you.

“Have fun my sweetheart. I’ll see you again xxx.”

A blue plaque in memory of the singer, who died on Christmas Day 2016, is set to be unveiled later this month.

More: death, dogs, George Michael, highgate, LGBT, rip, wham

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