Sad news from America's favorite game show host last night (Monday 6/7/21).
He announced, as the credits rolled, that his beloved dog Stella had passed away.
She was 12 years old.
Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak ended the show on a sad note Monday, with the announcement that his beloved dog of 12 years, Stella, had recently died.
“We recently had to say goodbye to Stella,” Sajak said. “It was a very sad time for the Sajak family.”
The longtime host wanted to honor his former furry friend the best way he knew how, by showing a couple of photos of Stella during happier times. They included a shot of her frolicking in the snow with Sajak and a ceramic Dalmatian statue, and a photo of Stella sitting with Sajak – both prompting plenty of “awww” reactions from the show’s studio audience, along with his co-host Vanna White. And speaking of White, Sajak pointed out that she also has a pet named Stella, although hers is a cat.
Sajak’s Stella salute definitely struck a chord with viewers who took to Twitter with kind words and well wishes, including comments like: “So sad to hear about the passing of Pat’s dog Stella. My condolences are with you, Pat!” And: “I don’t usually cry during Wheel of Fortune, but here we are.” And one viewer, who also lost a dog recently, found the coincidence with Pat’s dog passing to be a little freaky.
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