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Gus Kenworthy's Adopted Puppy Passes Away Suddenly Due to Birth Defect

By TheBlast Staff

Gus Kenworthy announced on Saturday that Beemo — the dog he adopted during the Winter Olympics in South Korea — passed away due to a heart defect.

"Two days ago my beautiful baby Beemo passed away," the Olympic skiier began. "It was completely unexpected and Matt and I are beside ourselves trying to cope with her loss."

Kenworthy explained that after Beemo seemed to be showing less interest in her food, they took her to the vet for tests. He said a scan "revealed that her lungs were deteriorated and that her heart was too big for her body - a birth defect we had no way of knowing about."

They took Beemo to the ER, but the doc there explained even if they had detected it earlier, there was nothing to be done.

"He said that she'd been living on 'borrowed time' from the get go," Kenworthy explained.

Gus Kenworthy and Beemo
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Grab the tissues, because this next part is going to hurt for any dog owner out there.

"Beemo was truly the best thing that ever happened to me and I feel so fortunate for our borrowed time together," Kenworthy wrote. "I've never loved anything or anyone in the way that I loved that dog and she is and will always be deeply missed."

Gus Kenworthy and Beemo
instagram / guskenworthy

Gus Kenworthy announced he was adopting Beemo in February after visiting a dog farm in South Korea. He posted a series of photos, describing the conditions and writing, "I adopted the sweet baby in the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she'll be coming to the US to live with me as soon as she's through with her vaccinations in a short couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible!"

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