Russell Crowe says his 'amazing' movie star horse has died

Russell Crowe riding Honey in The Water Diviner. (eOne)
Russell Crowe riding Honey in The Water Diviner. (eOne)

Russell Crowe has revealed his heartache after the death of his beloved horse.

The Gladiator star posted a message on Twitter saying that Honey had passed away at the age of 29.

The actor said the horse – who shared the screen with him in the movie The Water Diviner in 2014 – was “amazing”.

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“Some sad news,” he told fans, sharing several pictures of Honey.

“At 29 years of age. Champion cutting horse, mother of two, movie star… my amazing Honey has passed away.

“She spent nearly 22 years of her life living with me.”

Fans rushed to send messages of support after the actor told of his loss.

One tweeted: “I’m so sorry for your loss, Russell.

“Horses are wonderful animals. I love horses too. You gave her a beautiful life, & 29 years is quite good for a horse!”

“Sending you my deepest condolences Mr Crowe,” said another of his followers.

“To lose a beloved pet, but in your case more of a companion, a daughter, which what they become to us is unbearable. She is resting now, waiting by the barn door for you.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 16:  Director/actor Russell Crowe arrives for the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures'
The actor has ridden in several movies. (Albert L Ortega/Getty Images)

“Aww no,” tweeted someone else.

“She was a star and a beautiful horse, a champion. Rest easy now Honey, l bet you leave lasting memories.

"So sorry to hear this it must break your heart.”

“May you find comfort each day in the memories she placed upon your heart,” posted another person.

Crowe, 58, is a big fan of horses and has ridden in many films including The Water Diviner, Gladiator and Robin Hood.

And he was once quoted as saying that he had “fallen in love” with many of his equine co-stars.

Last year the star shared a string of pictures on Instagram showing him with horses on the big screen.

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He wrote: “A lifetime of loving horses. That’s all.”

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