Jeremy Renner’s miniature French bulldog Franklin died suddenly last Saturday while at a Little League baseball game in Orange County, Calif, TMZ reports.
Renner’s friend and business partner, Kristoffer Winters, took the dog to his nephew’s game and was dog-sitting the 8-month-old pup when he died. According to TMZ, Franklin was left attended, while Winters grabbed a snack. When he returned, he found the dog dead in a woman’s arms.
Reportedly, three people tried to resuscitate the bulldog, but sadly Franklin did not wake up. Sometime in the afternoon the cream-colored pup was playing and running around in high temperatures, and then later began to convulse and vomit. No word on whether this had anything to with the little guy’s death.
In December, Renner talked highly about Franklin in an interview with Details magazine. “Right now the only thing consistent in my life is that little dog. That’s why I got it. I was getting really lonely. I needed somebody or something to be there with me through the whole journey.”
TMZ also reports Renner is grief-stricken and he was “extremely close” with Franklin, who was adopted only last year.