Billie Eilish, the 21-year-old singer (born Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell), shared a heartfelt post on her Instagram page on Sunday, revealing the loss of her beloved dog, Pepper. She posted several current and throwback pictures of herself and her beloved pooch, expressing her deep connection and love for her faithful companion.
In her emotional message, Eilish began by addressing Pepper as her life-long best friend and bidding farewell with the hope of meeting again someday. She reminisced about the dog’s remarkable 15-year journey and affectionately referred to her as a “f***ing beast.” Eilish conveyed her enduring love for Pepper and the pain she felt in parting ways, acknowledging that it was an extremely difficult day for her.
On her Instagram story, Eilish also shared more pictures of her cherished pet, honoring Pepper’s memory further.
This loss came shortly after the singer opened up about her experience writing the song “What Was I Made For?” for the Barbie movie soundtrack during an interview with Zane Lowe. Eilish and her brother Finneas were invited to watch a rough cut of the movie, not expecting anything substantial to result from the experience. However, the inspiration struck, and they ended up creating the song, which turned out to be a meaningful and personal endeavor for Eilish.
During the writing process, Eilish revealed that she didn’t think about herself much, but later realized that the song had become a reflection of her own feelings and thoughts.