May 11, 2016 08:01 PM

Kathie Lee Gifford has lost a part of a very special trio.

The TODAY cohost posted to Twitter on Wednesday that one of her three dogs has passed away.

“Hail! King Louis! You were dearly loved. R.I.P. 2006-2016,” Gifford, 62, posted along with a photo of the Bichon Frise donning a gold crown.

Louis is survived by his two canine buddies Bambino and Lola. Gifford has always spoken highly of her canine clan, counting the pups among her friends.

“On days you feel the world is against you, your dogs never are,” she told USA Today in 2014.

The passing of Louis comes a little less than a year after the sudden death of Gifford’s husband Frank Gifford.

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