Following the loss of her Labrador, Bear, retired-Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn adopted a new dog to complete her family of three. She explained to her two million plus followers via her public Instagram page that she always felt three was a perfect number and it didn't feel right keeping only two dogs and they needed a protector pup.
Bear died of heart cancer due to late detection. Vonn wrote a lengthy tribute saying,
"He had an aggressive cancer in his heart (Hemangiosarcoma) which was found only a few days ago. We did everything possible to save him but we lost the battle and he is no longer in pain. He was a fighter and a brave boy all the way until the end."