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OTRC: Amanda Bynes' dog dies, actress says: 'Little Angel is in heaven now'

Amanda Bynes' dog Angel in a 2011 photo. / Amanda Bynes appears in a scene from the 2007 movie 'Hairspray.' (twitpic.com/4ctrr2 / New Line Cinema)

Amanda Bynes is mourning her pomeranian puppy Little Angel, who she says has died after going missing earlier this week.

Late on Tuesday, April 5, the 25-year-old "Hairspray" and "Easy A" actress wrote on her Twitter page: "Little Angel is in heaven now. RIP. I love you."

A day earlier, Bynes said that the 4-month-old dog "got out of my house somehow and is LOST," adding: "If anyone finds her I BEG you to please contact me thru twitter, I will give a reward. She means the WORLD to me & I can't find her anywhere."

The actress, who also reportedly has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, has not specified if and where Little Angel was found.

In Southern California, small pets are sometimes snatched by coyotes. Singer Jessica Simpson had lost her dog Daisy this way.

In December 2010, "Desperate Housewives" actress and singer Vanessa Williams lost her Yorkie, Enzo, after he fell down a hill outside the backyard of her Hollywood Hills home during a rainstorm. Her spokesperson said that the dog has not yet been found.

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