Howard Stern's bulldog, Bianca, the 10-year-old dog so beloved by the shock jock and America's Got Talent judge that he has her name tattooed on his arm, died Tuesday.
Howard Stern's wife, Beth Ostrosky-Stern, tweeted the news of the bulldog's death. Stern then retweeted the message.
We lost our precious bianca today. my sweet little girl, may you rest in peace. i love you forever, Beth Stern tweeted at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Howard Stern followed up that message on his Twitter account, indicating he's devastated over his bulldog's death.
Tough day today my friends. Thanks to all for all the kind messages. Give your dog a hug for me tonight, Stern tweeted Tuesday.
Stern expressed his devotion to Bianca by tweeting the tattoo he has of his bulldog's name on his arm. Another photo shows Bianca lying on the floor decked in jewelry.
Bianca was an integral part of the Stern family, with Beth Ostrosky-Stern once jumping into a pool with her heels on to save the bulldog from drowning, according to a 2009 article from People magazine.
Ostrosky-Stern is also a spokeswoman for the North Shore Animal League on Long Island and ran in the New York City Marathon in 2008 to benefit the no-kill shelter, helping raise $300,000, according to People.