Shemar Moore is best know for his role as photographer Malcolm Winters in hit TV show “The Young and the Restless” for more than a decade.
His portrayal earned him numerous awards and he went on to play special agent Derek Morgan on CBS’s “Criminal Minds.”
But tragedy struck his sweet life when he lost his screen brother and close friend Kristoff St. John who died suddenly last month.
Now Moore is grieving again after losing his two best friends: his two British Bulldogs who have been with him for 12 years. They passed away within days of each other.
Kristoff St. John, who earned 11 Daytime Emmy awards for playing the role of Neil Winters, was found dead at his Woodland Hills home in California on February 3.
Shemar starred alongside Kristoff as his character’s half-brother on “The Young and the Restless,” and Shemar shared an emotional tribute following his friend’s death.
Just over a month later more tragedy struck the actor’s life again when in the space of a few days his beloved British Bulldogs died.
In an Instagram post entitled “Angels For Life” the 48-year-old actor revealed his canine companions had died.
“Moe died Tuesday night at 7pm. He was tired but went out beautifully and peacefully in his sleep. Shug died this morning peacefully next to me sleeping under the dining room table with him. He had tears in his eyes yesterday and clearly missed his PARTNER IN CRIME!!!!”
Shuggie Boogie and Moe Diggity
Moore also revealed that his “loyal, loving, funny and farty” dogs did everything together. The “SWAT” star said their deaths left his heart aching but was thankful they were now together.
“Daddy loves you both!!!!! Shuggie Boogie and Moe Diggity,” he said, calling his dogs by their nicknames.
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MY RIDE OR DIE HOMIES!!!!!!!!the BEST 12 years I could EVER ask for…. LOYAL and LOVING and FUNNY and FARTY the whole way!!! Moe died Tuesday night at 7pm…. he was tired but went out beautifully and peacefully in his sleep…Shug died this morning peacefully next to me sleeping under the dining room table with him….. he had tears in his eyes yesterday and clearly missed his PARTNER IN CRIME!!!! There was NO SHUG WITHOUT MOE….. my heart aches but they are TOGETHER as they always have been.. I LOVED THE SHIT OUTTA MY BOYS and they loved me back MORE!! Shug is with Moe now… they were never apart in life and Shug said “Fuck it Moe ain’t running around heaven without me!!!” They are TOGETHER for ALWAYS!!!! They were my BEST FRIENDS for 12 years!!! Shug’s Bday is this coming Sunday… St Patty’s Day….. Sleep Babies Sleep!!! Lick each other’s balls and stank up the place in heaven all you want!!!! DADDY LOVES YOU BOTH!!!!! SHUGGIE BOOGIE and MOE DIGGITY ???❤️❤️????
Shemar also posted an emotional tribute to Kristoff and his dogs who he referred to as his “angels.”
“My angels for life. My heart hurts and I will get the tears out,” he wrote. “Thank you all for showing me what unconditional love, loyalty and brotherhood feels like.”
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KRISTOFF ST JOHN …… SHUGGIE BOOGIE…. MOE DIGGITY…. ??? MY ANGELS FOR LIFE!!! My heart HURTS and I will get the tears OUT!!! ?? Thank You ALL for showing me what UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, LOYALTY, and BROTHERHOOD feels like… You helped me become the Man that I am today!!! NEVER forgotten…. ALWAYS remembered and Appreciated!!! I MISS YOU!! I LOVE YOU!!! I will think of you EVERYDAY… and… SMILE ??❤️ enough rain…. LET THE SUN SHINE ?????☀️
In the clip below watch the absolute joy on Shemar’s face when his beloved dogs join him for an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show.”.
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