Dwayne Johnson reveals his baby French bulldog has died after eating toxic mushroom

'Fast & Furious' actor made the difficult decision to end the dog's life on Monday night

Dwayne Johnson has revealed that his baby French bulldog, Brutus, has died after eating a toxic mushroom.

The Fast & Furious actor took to Instagram last night to share the sad news with his fans, revealing that he and partner Lauren Hashian had made the difficult decision to end Brutus’s life on Monday night after the mushroom began to destroy his liver and immune system.

“I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil’ family members,” Johnson advised at the end of his post.

Another reminder we have to live and love as greatly as we can today, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. At approximately 11:15pm last night myself and @laurenhashianofficial had to make the painful decision to end Brutus' suffering by taking him off of life support and sending his soul to pup heaven. I held his lil' paw as he was finally at peace. As all puppies and dogs do, he ate a mushroom while playing outside with his brother Hobbs. This mushroom happened to have a lethal toxicity and within hours it was rapidly destroying his liver and immune system to the point of no return. I encourage all of you out there to be mindful of mushrooms in your yards, parks or anywhere outside your dogs play. What looks innocent, can be deadly to your lil' family members. Thank you Dr. Deckelbaum and Dr. West and the incredibly caring nurses and staff at The Animal Medical Center At Cooper City. We'll always love you Brutus.. and you'll always be my lil' main man and rough housing Brute. #RIPBrutus #WishICouldHaveSavedYouOneMoreTime #TheresPickUpTrucksInHeavenYouCanPeeIn

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The sad news about Brutus’s passing comes just three weeks after Johnson revealed that he had saved the dog’s life by jumping into a swimming pool to rescue him as he was struggling to doggy-paddle.

Brutus was one of two baby French bulldogs owned by Johnson and Hashian. The other dog, who is named Hobbs after Johnson’s Fast & Furious character, remains alive and well.