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Jeremy Renner

My Puppy Tragically Died

3/14/2012 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jeremy Renners 8-month-old puppy Franklin dropped dead on a baseball field.Jeremy Renner suffered a devastating loss last weekend, after his 8-month-old puppy Franklin dropped dead on a baseball field.

Jeremy's friend and business partner Kristoffer Winters was dogsitting the French bulldog last Saturday in Orange County -- and decided to take it to his nephew's little league baseball game.

We're told the dog was running around the field having fun on a very hot day -- near 80 degrees.  Then, at around 2 PM, the pup began to vomit and convulse. Kris -- who had left to get a snack -- returned to find Jeremy's dog dead in a woman's arms.

We're told 3 people tried to give the dog mouth-to-mouth to revive the pooch -- to no avail.

French bulldogs notoriously suffer from heart problems, which could be exacerbated by heat.

We're told Jeremy and Franklin were EXTREMELY close and he's grief-stricken.  

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Max    

RIP

867 days ago
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Whateverbytch    

awww, he was cute...how exactly does dog mouth to mouth work? nevermind...

867 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Breaking News! my neighbors gold fish died! I will have more news on it for TMZ as the facts come in, right now it is a fluid situation I will know more in a couple of hours. Gee TMZ are things that slow today? really some guys pet died?

867 days ago
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really?    

Who is Jeremy Renner?

867 days ago
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hippie87    

See world, even celebrities are dumb enough to get pets they know nothing about, just cause they're cute. Do your research people! If they had they would've known better than to take the poor dog there at all! Poor guys, and poor pup.... :(

867 days ago
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OooooNooo!    

First world problems. . .

867 days ago
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Flower    

He left to get a snack. Wonder if he thought to give his dog water on such a warm day?

867 days ago
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Summer    

Near 80 degrees is not a very hot day. He might have gotten dehydrated from the running around but saying near 80 degrees which means it was in the 70's is not a very hot day.

867 days ago
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reddancergal    

It's the snout, it's too short. It's cruel to breed dogs like pugs and French bulldogs with snouts that cause breathing problems and worse.

Sorry for Jeremy and his little friend.

867 days ago
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Natalie West Coast Bulldogs    

It's not that the Frenchie have heart problems, it's that they are flat nosed, same as bulldogs and can suffer from a heat stroke. It is obvious this is what happened to this poor dog. Frenchies and English bulldogs need to be watched when out in the heat and running around. Research the breed before you get one.

867 days ago
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cindyloo    

Poor thing.

867 days ago
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OBAMA CLAUS     

My condolences for the loss of his best friend. Go buy a new one in two months, not now as it isn't fair to the new puppy , who can never replace his lost puppy. i know what he's going thru.

867 days ago
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two cents    

You don't take a small dog like that out on a hot day. Recipe for disaster. The dog would have been fine had he been left at home. Poor dog. Another idiot kills a beloved pet. RIP.

867 days ago
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Elsa    

Poor lil guy.
Sure no one meant for it to happen, but things like this happen when you let others look after your pet. They just dont watch with the same intent on the pets well being.

867 days ago
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darios    

Hey good job watching a puppy. You left to get a snack? so no one was watching the puppy. Humm I love when parents do the same thing with their kids at playgrounds. What do you think the dog and a very young one at that is doing when your no watching. A dog that old could get into all kids of trouble. How would you feel if it bit someone because you weren't there. Nice job glad you had a good time

867 days ago
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