Gardeners ‘World: Monty Don reveals that the golden retriever has died


Monty Don with dogs Nellie and Nigel


Monty Don with dogs Nellie and Nigel

Gardeners ‘World expert Monty Don said his golden retriever Nigel died after being” suddenly ill “.

“In the end, he was happy, healthy and his usual calm and charming,” wrote the presenter on Instagram.

“He quietly walked away without pain or suffering and is now buried in the garden with lots of tennis balls. “

Viewers of the BBC Two gardening show met Don’s four-legged friend, about whom he wrote a book – Nigel: My Family and Other Dogs – in 2016.

Nigel was frequently seen following Don in the garden with presenter’s other dog Nellie.

Last year, Don revealed on Twitter that Nigel had undergone surgery to remove some growths from his mouth.

Speaking in 2016, Don revealed that Nigel had helped him through “dark times” of depression.

“If you don’t feel well, physically or mentally, a dog is a huge comfort,” he told an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

“Rest now my old friend,” he wrote monday. “Goodbye and goodbye. “

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