The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes Sends Sad Message About His Dog

Nathan Sykes and Harvey

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updated 01/19/2013 AT 1:50 PM ET

originally published 01/19/2013 AT 2:10 PM ET

The message, short and sweet, says it all.

“R.I.P Harry dog,” Tweeted Nathan Sykes, of the English-Irish boy band The Wanted, along with a pic of himself with the photogenic prized pooch.

“Thanks for all of the memories, smiles and love. We’re gonna miss you,” said the 19-year-old musician.

Fans clearly responded appropriately. An hour after Sykes’s original post went up on Saturday, he Tweeted again.

“Thanks for all of your lovely tweets :),” he said, “making me smile.”