Dog dies of a broken heart, awwww, noooooo.
A hero soldier who was shot dead whilst serving in Afghanistan was soon joined by his loyal search dog, who died of a seizure just hours later, an inquest heard.
Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, 26, was shot by insurgents in the Nahr-el-Sarraj district of Helmand Province while navigating a team of soldiers through an area thought to be littered with bombs.
An inquest heard the brave serviceman died instantly after being struck in the face by a bullet, believed to be from a machine gun, with beloved springer spaniel Theo by his side.
The inseparable pair, who had routed out an Army record 14 caches of bombs and weapons together – saving countless lives – were described as ‘made for each other.’
But just hours after his seeing his beloved master shot dead, 22-month-old Theo began to fit and died.