On Monday, Lenny Kravitz
posted a heartfelt tribute to his dog, Leroy Brown.
The rocker, who announced the death
of his beloved 11-year-old dog on Instagram
, wrote that his canine companion had “circled the globe” with him.
“Thank you for sharing your life with me,” he wrote, “you blessed me with unconditional love while watching me go through it all, and you were there for me at my best and worst.”
“We circled the globe together over and over, teaching each other what we could,” he added, adding, “you were the best. A true Bahamian Potcake.”
Kravitz posted a series of photos
of the dog doing things like swimming
in a pool and wearing sunglasses while sitting in an airplane
Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) shared this on Instagram.
Over the years, Leroy Brown has appeared in public with Kravitz on several occasions.
Kravitz and Leroy Brown also appeared together on the cover of Delta
's Sky magazine in 2019 (Kravitz splits his time between Paris and the Bahamian island of Eleuthera).
Kravitz's furry friend, Leroy Brown, gave Kravitz a bunch of kisses in a video published on his YouTube
channel in 2010. Kravitz lovingly responded by embracing his pup and calling him "Mr. Leroy" in that video.
Kravitz announced in 2016 that he had adopted another Potcake — a rescue
dog named JoJo Dancer — into his family, according to the New York Daily News
. Potcake dogs
are typically found on islands and are a "distinct breed" in the Bahamas, according to Dogster, a website about dog behavior and health
In response to his tribute to Leroy Brown, Kravitz received numerous messages of support, including comments from Kelly Rowland, Kim Fields, and Alex Rodriguez
Jason Momoa, who is married to Kravitz's ex-wife, actress Lisa Bonet, responded in the comments section with heart emojis, as they frequently publicize their close bond as a blended family.