Kathie Lee Gifford mourns death of her 'dearly loved' dog

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Kathie Lee Gifford is mourning the loss of her 10-year-old puppy, Louis.

The Today host took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to her adorable Bichon Frise, posting a throwback pic of the precious white pooch wearing a gold crown and an ascot.

"Hail! King Louis! You were dearly loved. R.I.P. 2006-2016," Gifford wrote alongside the heartfelt photo.

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Gifford, 62, later thanked her followers and fans for their outpouring of kindness following the death of her beloved pet, tweeting, "Many thanks for all your love and support regarding the loss of our precious Louis. You comfort us and we are grateful."

Last Christmas, Gifford took to Twitter to share her thoughts about the loss of her husband, Frank Gifford, who passed away in August 2015 at the age of 84.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Cassidy Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford attends the 'Scandalous' Broadway Opening Night at Neil Simon Theatre on November 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)
273047 12: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford sit with their children at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
NEW YORK - JANUARY 6: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford and daughter Cassidy arrive at the opening night of her new musical 'Under The Bridge' on January 6, 2005 at The Zipper Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
273047 09: Kathie Lee Gifford sits with her daughter at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Kathie Lee Gifford (L) and Hoda Kotb attend CAA Foundation's School Day event benefiting donorschoose.org at The Palm One on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CAA)
273047 07: Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford sit with their children at the dedication of Cassidy's Place June 10, 1996 in New York City. The Association to Benefit Children created Cassidy's Place, which is a therapeutic day nursery for one hundred underprivileged children who suffer from serious medical conditions. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Liaison)
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WATCH: Kathie Lee Gifford Tweets About the 'Brokenhearted' on First Christmas Eve Without Frank

It was the talk show host's first holiday season without her husband of nearly 30 years and she spent the week leading up to Christmas posting poignant Bible verses. Watch the video below for more on Gifford's emotional tribute to her husband.

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