'Modern Family' Dog Who Played Stella Dies, Owner Never Thought His Dog Would Be a Star

ABC's hit TV show "Modern Family" suffered a loss when the French bulldog Stella, whose real name was Beatrice, died on March 7.

Cast, crew, and esteemed viewers of the "Modern Family" TV show were all heartbroken when they learned of the demise of one of its star characters, Stella.

Claire brings home a stray dog and gets the kids to help her hide it from Phil while she tries to find its owner "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 | Photo: Getty Images

Claire brings home a stray dog and gets the kids to help her hide it from Phil while she tries to find its owner "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 | Photo: Getty Images

People report that the beloved French bulldog, whose real name was Beatrice, died on Saturday, March 7.

Despite the sad outcome of things, fans are happy that Beatrice got to film the series finale before she passed on.

The late dog's owner, Steve Solomon of Good Dog Animals, told People that the 9-year-old was an "incredible little dog" whom they couldn't thank enough for the effort she put into "working her butt off" for the nine seasons she appeared on the show.

Steve, who explained that Beatrice had passed on due to producing fluid around her heart, added that:

"Never thought she would be the star that she was. She ended up proving herself to be a great puppy on that show. Ed O'Neill loved her to death just like the creators..."

Beatrice, who had undergone surgery to rectify the issue with her heart, had been revived after she first went into cardiac arrest during the procedure. However, the same wasn't the case when those in the theater lost her again.

Soon after they received news of her passing, stars of the mockumentary family sitcom took to their various social media pages to pay their tribute. TV Line reported that Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Jay's son Mitchell on the ABC series, shared a tweet with the words: 

"Rest In Peace sweet Beatrice. We love you so much."

Although Beatrice had become most famous for her role on "Modern Family," Entertainment Weekly noted that she had also starred in shows such as "Workaholics" and "The Kominsky Method." 

Despite the sad outcome of things, fans are happy that Beatrice got to film the series finale before she passed on.

Claire accuses Cam of being too snobby to use her girls' hand-me-downs and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 | Photo: Getty Images

Claire accuses Cam of being too snobby to use her girls' hand-me-downs and Jay secretly enters Stella in a dog show, on "Modern Family," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 | Photo: Getty Images

The show's final episode is expected to end in a two-part finale which would air on April 8.

Meanwhile, during her nine-year run on the show, Beatrice had become a fan favorite who was often found by the side of Ed O'Neill's character, Jay Pritchett.

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