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David Price mourns passing of beloved French bulldog Astro

David Price is in mourning this week over the death of his beloved French bulldog Astro, the Boston Red Sox pitcher’s longtime canine companion.

Price took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to announce that Astro has passed away.

“I knew this day was coming sooner rather than later but it still hurts the same,” Price wrote in the tweet. “Astro took his last nap today and we will miss him dearly! Thank you to everyone who always checked in on him and asked me how he was doing!”

Price and Astro were practically inseparable, and the dog became perhaps as big of a celebrity as the pitcher throughout his career, especially during his time with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2008-2014.

On Thursday morning, Price returned to Twitter to thank everyone who shared their thoughts of sympathy.

It’s always a difficult time for an owner when a pet dies. The outpouring of support passed along on social media certainly is appreciated by Price during this tough week.