They aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing, with the unconditional love they give bringing joy and happiness to millions. So with that in mind, with a heavy heart I report that Stewart – or Cheddar in Brooklyn Nine Nine – has passed away.
The corgi, 13, was best known for his role of Captain Holt’s (Andre Braugher) sidekick doggo in the cop sitcom, but passed away peacefully in the arms of his owners earlier this week.
The rescue pooch-turned-actor paid a final visit to the beach shortly before the vet put him to sleep “while listening to the sounds of the ocean.” What a beautiful way to go.
Taking to Instagram, his owners shared the heartbreaking news writing:
‘My precious Stewart crossed the rainbow bridge today.
We went to the beach (his favourite place) where he frolicked in the surf and then enjoyed a picnic lunch of In & Out burgers. We relaxed in the sun and just enjoyed each other’s company.
Our veterinarian met us there later and Stewart went to sleep peacefully in my arms while listening to the sounds of the ocean.
He was a one in a million kind of dog, he was my supaah staah.’
Cheddar was a huge part of the show, playing ring bearer at Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy’s (Melissa Fumero) wedding. He was also crucial to the incredible Halloween heist episodes.
The four-legged character has been portrayed by a number of different doggos, but Stewart held the role for the longest, Entertainment Weekly reports.
As you’d expect, tributes have poured in on social media from Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans.
“Very sorry for your family loss! Stewart will share his showbiz stories with new friends on the Rainbow Bridge. A new:star2:shines in the night sky,” offered one fan.
In honour of the late, great doggo, someone has made him a memorial reel, and a word of warning: get the tissues at the ready.
You can watch the full clip here:
Whether they’ll acknowledge his passing in an upcoming episode remains to be seen, but just know that he’s gone onto a better place.
Endless bones, acres of grass to run around in, treats on tap – he’ll be just fine up there in doggy heaven.
Images via NBC
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