Beatrice, the dog who played Stella on 'Modern Family,' dies – reports
MANILA, Philippines – As if the world needed any more bad news, the dog who played Stella in the long-running TV series Modern Family, has died.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Monday, March 16, that Beatrice – a French Bulldog – died a few days after the series shot its final episode on February 21.
Stella was introduced early in the series – during Season 2, exactly – when the family patriarch, Jay Pritchett got a dog. Stella was initially played by another dog, Brigitte. Beatrice assumed the role in Season 4. A recurring joke in the series was how Jay seemed to shower more affection towards Stella than his own wife, Gloria.
Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchelle Pritchett, posted a tribute to Beatrice on Twitter.
The dog's agency, Good Dog Animals, has yet to respond to Entertainment Weekly's request for comment.
Modern Family is set to wrap up with a two-part finale that will air on April 8. – Rappler.com