Just days before the Oscar presentation comes news that Best Actor nominee Mickey Rourke’s beloved chihuahua Loki has passed away. He died last night at the age of 18.
The elderly dog has been Mickey’s constant companion for years and the actor made his affection for all things canine very public recently when he won the Golden Globe last month. Singling out his pups for special praise, he said: “I’d like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren’t here anymore. Sometimes when a man’s alone, that’s all you got is your dog. And they’ve meant the world to me.”