Chelsea Handler's Beloved Dog, Chunk, Has Died

January 19, 2018

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Comedian and television personality, Chelsea Handler, has lost her sidekick. The 42-year-old star revealed on Instagram yesterday that he dog, Chunk, had passed away. 

Chunk became famous in his own right. He often appeared on the set of her E! show, Chelsea Lately, and he appeared on the set of almost every episode of her Netflix show, Chelsea.

“This guy passed away today,” Handler wrote on Instagram. "He loved being famous and getting recognized, especially without me.”

This guy passed away today. Thank you to everyone who has sent so many goodies, doggy treats, toys, clothes, paintings, stuffed animals, and everything else over the years. He loved being famous and getting recognized, especially without me. So many people loved him, and i really appreciate that and so did he. My favorite memory of Chunk is when I was paddle boarding on the Hudson River in upstate NY and he was following me on the shoreline by the trees, and finally jumped in and swam a quarter of a mile to get on my paddle board with me. I cried that day at how much he loved me. And, today I’m crying because of how much I loved him. My chunky monkey. I love you, baby. Softest doggy in the world. --❤️--a true gentleman.

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She posted another photo later in the day to praise Chunk for being "dignified."

"We were a couple. Thank you for your outpouring of affection," Handler wrote on the post.

Back in August, Handler revealed that she had to put her another dog, Tammy, to sleep at the time.

I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn't bear to have her fight anymore. Anyone who doesn't believe a dog changes your life has never rescued one. I only had 2 years with Tammy, but she made sure I never went to bed once without hearing her little paws mount my stairwell 2 paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside my room like a security guard. Dogs give you something you never knew was missing. I love you, bear. Thanks for being such a girl. I will get another dog that needs a home and it will remind me every day how much I miss you. Lub lub lub. @realtammyhandler

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Chunk had more than 170,000 followers between his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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