Orlando Bloom has revealed he is 'broken' after his dog Mighty went missing - and is now confirmed to have died.
The actor shared his feelings in an intimate Instagram post, where he described being powerless to help Mighty as a 'waking nightmare'.
"I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open," Bloom wrote. "The rawness I have felt over these past few days and sleepless nights at the idea of my little man being lost and scared, with me unable to do anything to protect him, is a waking nightmare.
"I feel powerless... maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times.
"Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father and partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him."
'On the other side now'
In a follow-up post, Bloom revealed that Mighty has died, saying he's 'on the other side now' and revealing that he searched for the animal for seven days. "After seven days of searching from sunrise to sunset and into the wee hours, today, the 7th day - the number of completion - we found his collar," he wrote.
"I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing... I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the manholes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well.
"I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion. I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond. He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you. RIP my MIGHTY HEART, my little fellow."