Jeremy Renner’s French Bulldog dies

Oscar-nominated actor Jeremy Renner suffered a loss this weekend, when his pet French Bulldog unexpectedly died in Orange County, CA.

Jeremy Renner and his French Bulldog, Franklin.

According to reports, Renner let friend and business partner Kristoffer Winters take care of the 8-month-old dog, named Franklin, for the day. Winters took the pup to his nephew’s little league baseball game, where, after running around in the 80-degree heat, Franklin vomited, burst into convulsions, and died. Winters reportedly went to get a snack before the dog collapsed, and he found the dog was dead when he returned.

Despite several attempts at mouth-to-mouth, the pooch could not be revived.

The French Bulldog dog breed is prone to heat exhaustion.

“Right now the only thing consistent in my life is that little dog [Franklin],” Renner said in the December 2011 issue of Details magazine. “That’s why I got it. I was getting really lonely. I needed somebody or something to be there with me through the whole journey.”

Renner is a rising star in Hollywood, and he received Oscar nominations for acting in The Hurt Locker and The Town. He recently starred in the critical and box-office hit Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol; upcoming projects include The Avengers and The Bourne Legacy.

More information on the French Bulldog can be found in’s Breed Center.