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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley attends the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music awards at the Ryman Auditorium on November 6, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Dierks Bentley took to Instagram today to share that his beloved dog George has passed away.

He wrote, “I’ve been holding off on posting about George dying. Makes it feel too formal and final… but need to let you all that knew him know that he’s gone. My wife Cassidy wrote the following:

George. Original Gangster. Baby before babies. And after. How many nights did I collapse on the couch after taking care of 1/2/3 kids only to look down and see you glaring at me with a look that said MY TURN. You were never one to be denied your cuddle. Your Presence always yanked me out of my own head and brought me back into the moment of just you and me and your demands for affection. That was such a gift.
King George, you wrecked so much havoc, incited so much laughter and comforted in so many difficult moments. You reigned in our house and in our hearts for 14 years and right now your absence feels like a hole the size of an entire Dachshund shaped universe. We are trying to fill that hole with gratitude and with the wildest hope that your spirit has already reunited with Jake’s in what lies beyond. -Cassidy
RIP Georgey Boy”

-Nancy Brooks