CORONATION Street star Charlie Lawson has revealed his agony after his beloved pet dog's death.
The 61-year-old actor, who played Jim McDonald in the ITV soap, revealed his chocolate Labrador died in his arms on Monday morning.
"My heart is busted," he told fans on Twitter.
"Rex died in my arms yesterday morning.
"To all folk out there going through losing a brother, for that’s what he was, smile soon. Xxx"
Fans rushed to share their condolences, with one writing: "I’m so sorry. I lost my best friend recently too."
Charlie added: "We shared many’s a winter’s field sports together, many’s pub fire and a barrel of laughs!"
He also revealed that he has two other dogs keeping him company.
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"It’s hard, but we’re ok knowing he had a b****y brilliant life," he added.
Northern Irish Charlie is best known for playing hot-headed Charlie in Corrie.
Charlie first appeared in Coronation Street in 1989, appearing as a regular character until 2000 and making several extended guest appearances on the cobbles until 2018.