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Miranda Lambert's dog dies

Miranda Lambert has been hit with another tragedy as she heads for the funeral of longtime pal Mark Adams - her beloved dog has died.

Dixie passed away at her parents' home on Thursday (02Feb12).

Miranda Lambert took to Twitter.com on Friday (03Feb12) to share her grief with fans, writing, "My best friend, father in law and now my dog Dixie. My dog died thursday. My parents just told me. Headed now to bury my friend of 20 years.

"I hope what they say is right. 'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.'"

Miranda Lambert cancelled her show in Florida on Friday so she could attend Mark Adams' funeral. The mechanic died when a car struck him as he was helping a stranded driver by the side of the road last month (Jan12).

The father of Miranda Lambert's husband Blake Shelton also died in January (12).

The country couple will have heavy hearts when they perform together at a pre-Super Bowl party in Indianapolis on Sunday (05Feb12).