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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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: (L-R) Cody Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford arrives for the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Cody Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford arrive at the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries at a private residence on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford attend Hallmark Channel Movies and Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour at The Tournament House on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: Kathie Lee Gifford and Cassidy Gifford attend the premiere of 'The Gallows' at Hollywood High School on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
MALIBU, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Cassidy Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford arrives at The COTA Awards (Celebration of the Arts) on September 15, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for COTA)
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)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Hoda Kotb, Cody Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via 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)
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)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 07: (L-R) Kathie Lee Gifford, Cassidy Gifford, Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner attend the premiere of 'The Gallows' at Hollywood High School on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
Frank Gifford, Kathie Lee Gifford, Cody Gifford and Cassidy Erin Gifford attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance After Party for 'Scandalous The Musical' at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City on 11/15/2012 (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)
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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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