As if the world needed more bad news, the star who acted as Stella on the Modern Family television series has just passed away. Entertainment Weekly just reported Monday, March 16, that Beatrice, a 10-year-old French bulldog, died of unknown causes a few days after the series recorded its final episode on February 21.
Stella appeared at the beginning of the series in season 2, exactly when Jay Pritchett got a dog. Stella's role was played by another dog named Brigitte. Beatrice started acting as Stella in season 4. A joke in the series was how Jay paid more attention to Stella than to his wife, Gloria.