Hollywood hardman Sylvester Stallone is in mourning following the death of his pet dog in Los Angeles earlier this month (Apr13).

The Expendables star and his family launched a hunt for Phoebe in their Bel Air neighbourhood after she disappeared, even putting up posters offering a $10,000 (£6,250) reward for the pooch's safe return.

But their search has ended in tragedy - editors at Tmz.com report that the canine's body was later discovered on the actor's property.