Sunday (April 3) was a day of highs and lows for Carrie Underwood. It was the day she won a Grammy for her gospel album, My Savior. It was also the day her beloved dog, Ace, passed away.
Ace has been by Carrie’s side since the earliest days of her career. Longtime fans will recall seeing him photographed with Carrie in the liner notes for her 2007 album Carnival Ride. It was the same album that contained the song “The More Boys I Meet (The More I Love My Dog).”
It was National Puppy Day in the U.S. just a few weeks ago. Carrie recognized Ace and her other dogs, Penny and Zero, by sharing a slideshow of photos.
She said Ace had to wear diapers by then, but he and her other dogs would “always be puppies in [her] heart.“
Having this recent reminder of how much Carrie loved Ace made it all the more heartbreaking when she announced he passed away.
“Last night my sweet Ace left this world…he will forever live on in our hearts and be forever missed,” Carrie said.
Carrie detailed everything Ace has been there for:
“He was there for me when I was on my own trying to figure out life when it was at its craziest! He was with me through 3 houses, 6 tours and 2 kids…always ready to snuggle and play…through all the highs and lows.”
Carrie closed her tribute to Ace with a touching message, writing, “He was a true friend and a good boy till the very end. I love you, sweet Ace…see you on the other side…”
You can see Carrie’s tribute to Ace below. She shared a few photos of him too.
Our hearts go out to Carrie and her family as they mourn the loss of Ace. It’s clear he’ll be missed.