Gwyneth Paltrow is dealing with the death of her beloved black Labrador by reassuring herself that her pet is being looked after by her late father in heaven.

The actress was devastated when the dog died recently but she took great comfort in the thought that her dead father BRUCE would be looking after him.

She says, "Someone said, the day they had to put him to sleep - I was really upset - and someone said, 'Oh, you know, Bruce is walking with him in heaven right now.'

"I thought, 'Wouldn't that be great if that were true.'"

Hollywood producer Bruce died following complications of pneumonia and recurrence of throat cancer in Rome, Italy in October 2002.