As widely rumored, pop singer Demi Lovato’s beloved dog Buddy was killed in an attack by a coyote last Sunday in LA County. TMZ and other websites first reported the rumors, then confirmed the details of the attack.
However, Demi Lovato’s family has been harshly critical of some of these websites for their sensationalizing of the tragic incident, as well as the reporting of details that they thought were insensitive to the feelings of Demi and boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. In particular, Demi’s sister and mother singled out TMZ’s reporting as inappropriate to the situation.
For her part, Demi has held off any personal criticisms of the press, and instead took to Instagram and Twitter today to thank her fans for their support. “We can’t thank you all enough,“ wrote Demi. “This has been the most painful week of my life but because Wilmer and I had so much love and support, I’ve been able to stay strong and will continue to get through this difficult time.”