It’s a sad day for Billie Eilish, whose beloved dog, Pepper, has passed away.
The “Bad Guy” and “Lovely” crooner posted a tribute to the spotted pet Instagramdescribing Sunday as “a really hard day”.
“Pepper. my lifelong best friend. I’ll see you again one day sweet girl. You’ve made it 15 years you fucking beast. :’) I love you. Take it easy mom I’ll miss you forever,” the 21-year-old wrote.
The Grammy winner also shared a series of photos of the pup that showed several never-before-seen childhood memories. The star of the group was every member of the Baird O’Connell clan featured on a New Year’s greeting card – each had a black spot around their eye, just like Pepper. Other photos were more emotional, showing tears in Eilish’s eyes as she hugged the sick dog.
The singer, whose full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, didn’t say how Pepper died but received her condolences from other celebrities including Demi Lovato, Nina Dobrev, Katy Perry and Gracie Abrams.
Eilish’s brother and songwriting partner Finneas also mourned the deceased dog: “Sweet Pepper,” he continued Instagram Stories: “Our dog passed his mortal form at the ripe old age of 15. A good good dog who gave so much love to our family and was loved by us all equally.”
In 2019, Eilish said that although she’s older, she still thinks of Pepper as a puppy.
“She has the greatest attitude on planet earth, swear to god,” Eilish said on SiriusXM “Old nation.” “She’s cheeky as hell.”
The grief is followed by a collective triumph for the songwriting duo. Eilish and Finneas’ latest song, “What Was I Made For?” is a theme song in Greta Gerwig’s hit film Barbie. The pink Warner Bros. film took on Christopher Nolan’s brooding Oppenheimer in the cinematic standoff now known as “Barbenheimer.” Margo Robbie’s vehicle achieved the largest domestic opening weekend of 2023, grossing $162 million in the United States and Canada.
According to studio reports, Nolan’s bio came in second at $82.4 million — an impressive feat for an R-rated film.