Moonie, the Chihuahua better known as Elle Woods' faithful companion Bruiser Woods in the "Legally Blonde" films, has died.
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The pup was 18 when he died Thursday, and his death was eulogized by Reese Witherspoon, his Oscar-winning costar, on Friday.
"With a sad heart, I have to let all the #LegallyBlonde fans know that Bruiser Woods (also known as Moonie) passed away yesterday," the 39-year-old wrote. "He was a sweet little Chihuahua who was very loved. I will never forget all the days we spent together ... I'm sure his tail is wagging in the sky. Sending love to his trainer, the wonderful @tailsticks #RIPBruiser"
Animal trainer Sue Chip initially confirmed the pup's death on Instagram on Thursday, sharing a throwback photo of Moonie on the day he attended Witherspoon's Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony in 2010.
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"I'm sad to say that this morning in Los Angeles he left us. He was a whopping 18 years old. I remember the day I brought him home as a puppy," she wrote.
Chip added that Moonie "was a great little dog that I had the good fortune to train and work on both Legally Blonde films. He lived in L.A. With another trainer from #studioanimalservices and everyone who met him loved him!"
Moonie took center stage in the 2003 sequel "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde" when Witherspoon's Elle was inspired by her purse-sized pal to go to Washington, D.C., to work on a bill banning animal testing.
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