Tom Holland announces passing of his beloved dog Tessa: “Missing my lady”

No matter who you are, there’s nothing worse than experiencing the loss of a beloved pet. Even the biggest celebrities still grieve for their dogs and cats.

Now, Spider-Man actor Tom Holland is mourning after the death of the pet dog Tessa πŸ˜’πŸ’”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: Tom Holland attends the “Dolittle” special screening at Cineworld Leicester Square on January 25, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

On April 21, Holland, 27, shared a photo of Tessa, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, announcing to fans that the dog had passed away.

“Missing my lady ❀️,” the actor wrote in the caption.

Many of Holland’s fans commented with words of support and condolences. Tessa made many appearances with the star on social media and on the red carpet, so the dog was a favorite of fans worldwide.

Fellow actors also gave their condolences. “It’s the hardest, man. No love like it,” wrote fellow superhero actor Grant Gustin.

Zendaya, Holland’s Spider-Man co-star and real-life girlfriend, also posted a tribute to Tessa, via the social media account of her own dog Noon Coleman.

“Rest in power, my dear and sweet friend Tessa,” the post reads. “It is a blessing to have known you and I’ll forever cherish the moments we spent together as we played. May you enjoy the boundless array of doggy treats and toys as you run for eternity by the ocean side in that sweet place called Heaven.”

Tom’s father Dominic Holland opened up about Tessa’s passing in his blog, calling her “truly spectacular member of my family” and “the only Holland who everyone loved all of the time.”

He wrote that Tessa was diagnosed with vascular cancer last July and was given a prognosis of four months. Tessa surpassed this prognosis and “gave us eight lovely months together” before she finally passed last month.

Dominic also wrote that the family has planted a special crab apple blossom tree in Tessa’s memory. They will also scatter the dog’s ashes there.

Tom Holland first introduced Tessa to the world in July 2014, when she was just a tiny puppy. “I would like to introduce to everyone little Tess. The newest member of the family,” Holland wrote at the time.

That was almost a year before Holland was first cast in his star-making role as Peter Parker, so Tess was one of the few who can say she loved Tom before he hit it big. She was by his side through his entire rise to worldwide fame.

And sometimes Tess even got to shine in the spotlight herself. She accompanied Holland to the 2020 premiere of Dolittle, where she stole the show on the red carpet, posing for photos with Robert Downey Jr.

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Rest in peace, Tessa πŸ˜’πŸ’” Our hearts are with Tom Holland and his family during this heartbreaking time.

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