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"Legally Blonde" chihuahua dies, Reese Witherspoon announces

Reese Witherspoon announced with sorrow that her adorable four-legged "Legally Blonde" co-star has died. The key role of Bruiser, Elle Woods' faithful companion, was played by a chihuahua named Moonie, who died of natural causes at 18.

Reese Witherspoon posted this photo of herself in character as Elle Woods, with faithful friend Bruiser.

Here's the message Witherspoon posted:

"With a sad heart, I have to let all the 'Legally Blonde' fans know that Bruiser Woods (also known as Moonie) passed away yesterday. 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 Sue Chipperton. RIP Bruiser."

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