Amanda Owen has penned a heart-breaking tribute to her "companion, colleague and friend" after a much-loved member of the family died in their sleep.
The Our Yorkshire Farm star took to Twitter on Friday to tell fans her beloved sheepdog Kate had sadly died.
Sharing a series of pictures Kate, Amanda wrote: "Then there’s the other kind of mourning.
"Where you go to get your faithful workmate, companion, colleague & friend from her kennel. Only to find that she has passed away in her sleep. Kate….that’ll do."
Less than an hour before sharing the tragic news, Amanda had posted a clip of the stunning countryside, captioning the post: "There’s the morning when you feel on top of the world!"
Fans offered their condolences, with one person writing: "So sad to read this...it's heartbreaking to lose our faithful friends."
Another wrote: "Bless you Amanda Look after yourself," while a third person commented: "I'm so very sorry for your loss."
"Sorry for your loss, Collies are such a beautiful breed. She'll be running round with mine herding angels thinking they're sheep sleep well pup x," penned one fan.
Another person shared their fond memories of Kate: "Oh I am so so sorry for your loss. I know that Katie was so loyal, faithful and loving and probably a best friend. Heart broken for you."
The sad news comes after it was revealed Amanda's Channel 5 show had been cancelled due to a shakeup to program scheduling. The axe comes after Amanda and estranged husband Clive Owen parted ways.
Channel 5 have hinted at "future Owen Family projects" adding that they will be revealed in due course.
So far, they have confirmed a new programme that will be called Beyond The Yorkshire Farm: Reuben & Clive focusing on Clive and son Reuben's life on the remote farm.
Launching on December 6, viewers will see how the teenager’s unconventional childhood has prepared him for adult life, as the cameras chart the highs and lows of Reuben’s first year in business.
Channel 5 confirmed last month that Our Yorkshire Farm following Amanda, Clive and their brood on Ravenseat Farm will not return.
It became the channel’s highest rating factual show for its heart-warming and refreshingly honest portrayal of family life in the countryside.
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