It’s been only one day since the distressing news that Robbie Jackson’s replacement dog Wellard II had passed away. But that’s not the only death that has rocked Albert Square this week. In tonight’s dose of the popular soap Robbie was struck with yet another death in the family.

This time around it’s Dot Branning’s missing cat Dave. Robbie – despite being scared of the domesticated animal – scoured the Square with pet food in a desperate mission to find the feline. And eventually – after lifting up one of the bins – he found Dave’s remains.

Fans of the soap were absolutely heartbroken and raced to Twitter in tears. One person tweeted: “Noooo, they can’t get rid of Dave.” “Poor Dave, Dot will be heartbroken,” continued one. A third wrote: “Why’d they have to kill off Dave? Poor Dot.” “DAVE IS DEAD,” screamed another.