Beatrice, the dog who played Stella on ‘Modern Family,’ dies – reports

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Beatrice, the dog who played Stella on ‘Modern Family,’ dies – reports
Rest in peace, good girl

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

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