Nathan Sykes of The Wanted Mourns the Death of His Dog Harry

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Nathan Sykes has some sad news to share: his furry friend has passed way. "R.I.P Harry dog," the English pop star tweeted Jan. 19. "Thanks for all of the memories, smiles and love. We're gonna miss you."

Fans of the Wanted boy band member tweeted their condolences in droves. "Thanks for all your lovely tweets," Sykes replied hours later. "[They're] making me smile."

Sykes, 19, and his bandmates -- Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker -- are gearing up for the March release of their third studio album, Third Strike. The group's most recent single, "I Found You," was sent to radio in November 2012 and peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs.

The band's new album will feature collaborations with Chris Brown, Rita Ora, Pitbull, LMFAO and Dappy.