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We've learned about very sad news for Bachelorette alum DeAnna Pappas and her loved ones, as her dog Lady passed away rather suddenly from cancer on May 17. Lady was 15 years old. 

Deanna made the somber announcement on Instagram on May 18. "My heart is so heavy today as we are mourning the loss of our 15-year-old fur baby," DeAnna wrote. "She has been with me half of my life. There aren't enough tears in my life to express the loss."

Lady had just recently been diagnosed with cancer and had a tumor removed on May 14. DeAnna added that her husband, Stephen Stagliano, was holding the beloved pooch when she died. "She died in her daddy's arms.... she wouldn't have had it any other way," DeAnna wrote, adding that their family misses her dearly. 

DeAnna posted a number of photos (above) to Instagram of herself and Stephen cuddling with Lady. Prior to this, DeAnna and Stephen had mostly enjoyed good news this year, as they welcomed their first child, daughter Addison, in February. 

Our thoughts are with DeAnna and her family during this very tough time. 

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Source: DeAnna Pappas on Instagram