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The Dog Who Played Cheddar In Brooklyn Nine-Nine Has Died
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In sad news of the day, the beloved dog who played Cheddar in Brooklyn Nine-Nine has sadly passed away, his owners have confirmed.
13-year-old Stewart the corgi, best known for playing Captain Holt’s sidekick in the immensely popular sitcom, died peacefully in the arms of his owners earlier this week.
According to his owners, Stewart paid a final visit to the beach, enjoying a fun final few hours before he was put to sleep. In an Instagram post, his owners wrote: "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.”
Stewart, who is survived by his sister Stella (who also happens to be a very talented dog actor as well) was a rescue before finding his forever home and turning his paws to acting.
Although Cheddar has been played by a few different dogs since his first appearance all the way back in season one, Stewart had embodied the role the longest, with some memorable moments including playing the ring bearer at Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy's (Melissa Fumero) wedding.
According to Entertainment Weekly his trainer, Michael W. Miliotti, revealed Stewart was a ‘goof ball’ who would repeat mistakes ‘over and over again just because he can get the laugh’.
And executive producer, Dan Goor, said that even when Stewart got in the way on set no one could stay mad at him.
Goor said: “In the episode where Gina and Terry try to boost Captain Holt’s social media presence by making Instagram pictures of Cheddar, there is a scene where Holt gives a moving speech filled with gravitas about honour and duty.
“Every time he began that monologue, Cheddar, who was just off screen, would let out a soft, unending howl, which cracked up everyone on set. Every time.”
Tributes have poured in on social media from Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans in Stewart's memory, with many people saying how much they’ll miss the little fella.
Rest in peace Stewart, gone but not forgotten.