Orlando Bloom has revealed he has the skeleton of his beloved dog Sidi mounted at home so he can 'still say goodnight' to the late pooch.

The Lord Of The Rings star, 42, adopted the black Saluki mix in 2004 after rescuing him as a stray when filming Kingdom Of Heaven in Morocco.

He revealed the pup had been suffering from liver disease on his Instagram account in 2015, before confirming Sidi had sadly passed away the following year.

The Lord Of The Rings star adopted the black Saluki mix in 2004 after rescuing him as a stray when filming Kingdom Of Heaven in Morocco. Photo / Getty Images.
The Lord Of The Rings star adopted the black Saluki mix in 2004 after rescuing him as a stray when filming Kingdom Of Heaven in Morocco. Photo / Getty Images.

Orlando, who said he is from a "nation of dog lovers", paid tribute to his best pal by mounting his skeleton on a table and displaying it on a balcony outside his home.

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He told Dog's Monthly: "He was a great companion and I was very upset when he died. I had his skeleton mounted so that he stays with me.

"I know that sounds a little odd to some people, but it is quite tastefully done and I still get to say goodnight to him."

Sidi's mounted skeleton. Photo / Instagram.
Sidi's mounted skeleton. Photo / Instagram.

Tribute: Orlando, who said he is from a 'nation of dog lovers', decided to pay tribute to his best pal by mounting his skeleton on a table and displaying it in his home+9
Tribute: Orlando, who said he is from a 'nation of dog lovers', decided to pay tribute to his best pal by mounting his skeleton on a table and displaying it in his home

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor, who is engaged to pop icon Katy Perry, was often seen walking the streets of New York with Sidi ahead of his death.

Orlando is now regularly spotted with his dog Mighty and his fiancée's Teacup Poodle Nugget.

Orlando Bloom walking Sidi in Soho in 2013. Photo / Getty Images.
Orlando Bloom walking Sidi in Soho in 2013. Photo / Getty Images.

He said: 'I'm British and we are a nation of dog lovers. But even if I wasn't British, I would still be an animal lover and especially a dog lover - I just cannot help myself.'

The Hollywood star told the publication he once rescued a limping dog he spotted on the streets when filming in Shanghai.

Orlando said he was unable to just leave the pooch, and instead took her to a vet for treatment.

Orlando Bloom is recently engaged to pop star Katy Perry. Photo / Getty Images.
Orlando Bloom is recently engaged to pop star Katy Perry. Photo / Getty Images.

His confession comes after Katy revealed the pair are taking things "one step at a time" to help build a strong basis to their marriage.

She told Tom & Daisy on the KISS Breakfast Show: "One step at a time. Definitely trying to lay the good emotional foundation for the lifetime of commitment, which is like a big deal."

The star was possibly paying reference to her 2010 wedding to Get Him To The Greek star Russell Brand, which was famously lavish and spectacular.

But since meeting the British actor, Katy admitted she has become something of an Anglophile - even finding a beloved crisp flavour.

She said: "They don't have a prawn cocktail flavour in America.

"Here's the thing, if they had prawn cocktail Lay's in America and sold them regularly I think all peace would be found. I think there's some perfect solutions to this."

Orlando has also previously been married once before; to Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, with whom he has son Flynn, eight.