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Coco Austin and Ice T Say Their Hearts Are ‘Hurting Tremendously’ After Losing Their ‘First Baby’ Bulldog Spartacus

Coco Austin and Ice T said goodbye to their beloved dog Spartacus Sunday, November 27, who died after complications from knee surgery.

The adorably bulldog was only 6 year old when he passed away over the holiday weekend, and his doting owners are devastated.

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“My heart is hurting tremendously,” the model, 37, wrote on her Instagram page, alongside a photo of the pup. “Today Sparty died after knee surgery complications. He was my 1st baby with Ice. There'll never be another dog like him.”

Coco added: “I have been crying my brains out I'm shocked!”

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Ice T, 58, announced the news on Twitter with a post too. “Terrible News: This morning I lost my Best Friend…Spartacus died from complication after surgery..He had cancer in his knee…So sad.”

The pooch played a huge role in their lives and even accompanied them to red carpet events and nightclubs.

Since the birth of their baby girl, Chanel, who turns 1 today, November 28, Spartacus also took on the role of “big brother.”

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Coco and Ice T manage an Instagram account for Sparty and their other bulldog, Maximus, and they’ve flooded it with images of the dogs snuggling up to Chanel.

Watching out for our little lady…..

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My life….. (Spartacus voice)

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So it’s not surprising that her social media page was updated with a heartfelt message following the death too.

“Lost my big brother,Spartacus, today after knee surgery,” the post read. “He was a cuddler and a lover.. I had a short time with him here on earth but worth every minute of it.”

Coco insists the dog’s Instagram page @spartandmax will stay live, “because Max won’t stop posting pics,” she added.

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