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Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes chokes up as he shares the heartbreaking loss of a beloved family member


Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes suffered a heartbreaking loss on Sunday night when he said goodbye to a beloved family member forever.

The radio star, 53, announced the death of her dog Barkly live on her breakfast show Hughesy, Ed and Erin on Monday morning, sharing the footage on Instagram.

Hughesy choked up as he shared an emotional tribute to the elderly pooch, revealing the rescue dog was 17 when he died.

“Last night we lost our dog, Barkly, who has been with us for 17 years. A beautiful family member,” Hughesy said in an emotional moment.

“I took him for a walk yesterday and he was fine. He was happy. He sniffed. He lived his best life, no doubt about it.’

Dave ‘Hughesy’ Hughes, 53, (pictured) suffered a heartbreaking loss on Sunday night when he said goodbye to a beloved family member forever.

He continued: “But when we got home, Barkly sat down and then he just couldn’t get up.

“We knew he was close, so we decided last night would be Barkly’s last night with us.

At this point, Hughesy became choked up and added: “We love him and he has brought so much happiness to our family. We will miss him.”

Hughesy went on to describe the fond memories he has of Barkly, saying the pooch ‘loved life’ more than anything.

“I will always remember Barkly that he loved life. He loved every day. He didn’t care what he looked like at all,” he said.

The radio star announced the death of her dog Barkly live on her breakfast show Hughesy, Ed and Erin on Monday morning, sharing the footage on Instagram.  Pictured with wife Holly, their three children Rafferty, Sadie and Tess and dog Barkly

The radio star announced the death of her dog Barkly live on her breakfast show Hughesy, Ed and Erin on Monday morning, sharing the footage on Instagram. Pictured with wife Holly, their three children Rafferty, Sadie and Tess and dog Barkly

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Choking down as he shared an emotional tribute to the elderly pooch, Hughesy revealed the rescue dog was 17 when he died.

Choking down as he shared an emotional tribute to the elderly pooch, Hughesy revealed the rescue dog was 17 when he died.

«He didn’t care at all what people thought of him. He just loved it. We went to the beach every day for years and he was in the middle of a winter swim and he was barking.’

Hughesy was inundated with heartfelt condolences from his followers and A-list pals as they flocked to the video’s Instagram comments section.

Morning Show presenter Kylie Gillies wrote: «A beautiful tribute to your little friend,» along with a red love heart emoji.

Comedian Nikki Osborne said: “Barkley lived without an ego. I’m amazed you didn’t cry during it. That’s a tough number.”

Hughesy was inundated with condolences from his followers and A-list pals as they poured into the comments section of the Instagram video.

Hughesy was inundated with condolences from his followers and A-list pals as they poured into the comments section of the Instagram video.

«Sorry to hear that,» Hit Network radio host Nic Kelly commented next to a row of red hearts.

One follower added: «So sorry Hughesy… I remember you telling us all when you first got Barkley… so many memories.»

Another said: «So sorry for your loss Dave.» Sending you lots of love,’ while someone else wrote: ‘My heart breaks for you all.’

One user wrote: “I remember the day you got Barkley – such sad news but I’m sure he couldn’t have lived a better life! Sending you all strength and hugs.”



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