Kat Von D’s life went up in smoke over the weekend.
The star of TV’s L.A. Ink lost her pet cat and Los Angeles pad to a devastating house fire on Sunday. At approximately 11:23 PM, fire crews responded to a call for assistance at Von D’s Hollywood Hills home. Kat was out at the time of the blaze. Her beloved pet feline, Valentine, wasn’t so lucky.
“My house burned down last night with my cat inside,” the celebrity tattoo artist, whose real name is Katherine von Drachenberg, Tweeted on Monday. “R.I.P. My little Valentine….In order to gain everything, you must lose everything,” she wrote.
Von D then posted several snaps of Valentine in happier times and shared an image of herself standing amid the wreckage of her home.
In spite of her loss, Kat — who is still dating fellow ink enthusiast Jesse James — plans to proceed with a planned promo tour in support of her latest book, The Tattoo Chronicles.
The cause of the inferno, which resulted in an unspecified sum in damages, is still under investigation.