‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak Reveals Heartbreaking News

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ host Pat Sajak has been receiving an outpouring of support after he revealed the sad news that his dog of 12 years passed away.

As The New York Post reports:

“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is receiving a heartwarming show of support from fans after announcing on air that his beloved dog of 12 years passed away.

“We recently had to say goodbye to Stella,” announced a crestfallen Sajak, 74, ending Monday night’s broadcast on a melancholy note. “It was a very sad time for the Sajak family.”

Sajak, 74, concluded the episode by showing several photos of his deceased pooch during “happier days,” prompting an outpouring of “awwws” from the studio audience.

One of the pics depicted the game show icon playing with Stella next to a ceramic Dalmatian, while others showed Sajak playing in the snow with her — and sitting in a chair with his canine companion at his side.

Was Sajak’s decision to share the loss of his dog really appropriate? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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cynthia brown
12 days ago

I think it was OK I would have. Condelances Pat

madmemere
madmemere
11 days ago
Reply to  cynthia brown

It IS appropriate to share both good and sad times with our furry friends, or fur babies; the majority of Americans are animal lovers. Sorry, for your loss, Pat, thoroughly empathize, having lost one of our own a few years ago.

BrewDubbs
12 days ago

More appropriate than a lot of what I see going on in the world today.

Connie
Connie
12 days ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Fir sure!

Dave
Dave
11 days ago
Reply to  Connie

You mean FUR sure! LOL. Totally agree.

Anti communism
Anti communism
12 days ago

If you don’t love animals then you can’t love people, you are a narcissist. Most people who commit violent crimes start with animal abuse.

Donna mcneill
Donna mcneill
12 days ago

So sorry to learn of the passing of your dog. Heartfelt.sympathy

Don
Don
12 days ago

Sure it’s ok for him to share his grief.
Think of the rainbow bridge.. she’ll be there waiting..

Kdub
Kdub
10 days ago
Reply to  Don

Yes Don!!! You are correct! I am hoping to see some of my fur baby companions at the Rainbow Bridge…..

A dog is the only creature that will love you more than they love themselves…..
True unconditional love.

Fran T Cronican
Fran T Cronican
12 days ago

yes most definitely. My heart goes out to him.

Don
Don
12 days ago

Fran that was supposed to be a +1 my big thumb messed it up ..
sorry

Kelly
12 days ago

Yes, Dogs are mans best friends, they become family. Thanks for sharing Pat.

Connie
Connie
12 days ago

Fo crying in the bucket! That’s what’s wrong with media today. Trying to make something out of a person mentioning they lost a loved pet! Get real! Pets are part of our families!

Traci
Traci
12 days ago

yes, pets are parts of our lives!

Jackie Davies
12 days ago

Yes it was because he has become an integral part of many of his viewers who really care about him.

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12 days ago

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Carl Kunkle
Carl Kunkle
12 days ago

I share his pain! I just lost my dog of 12 1/2 years just 3 weeks ago and it’s like losing a child! I lost a daughter to a drunk driver years ago also! Not trying to compare, but very painful!

Judy L
Judy L
11 days ago
Reply to  Carl Kunkle

So sorry for your loss on both accounts. 😢 My heart ❤ goes out to you. God bless. 🌈🐕🙏

Kdub
Kdub
10 days ago
Reply to  Carl Kunkle

Carl…I am sorry for the loss of both family members…..

And you are right…I cannot imagine losing a child….but losing a best friend with fur and 4 legs is heart breaking in its own right.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
12 days ago

Of course it’s appropriate.

Judy L
Judy L
11 days ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

I agree 100%. Why shouldn’t Pat shared the passing of his beloved dog. People are so unbelievable. What is wrong with people?

Freida Bulloch
Freida Bulloch
11 days ago

So sorry for your loss Pat…

JOYCE LARUE
JOYCE LARUE
11 days ago

Yes I think it was appropriate. Obviously, the Sajak family was upset and the dog was a part of their family after 12 years. If you truly love your pets they become almost like one of your children. Especially after your children have all grown and left home.

I am so sorry for their loss.

Bud Blakney
11 days ago

Why not? we all love Pat & Vanna, they are family to most of us. This gesture just proves how the feel about the audience.

CeeDee
CeeDee
11 days ago

Yes he should mention it. The loss of a dog that has been with you is like losing a family member. I know how I felt when my Welsh Pembroke Corgi, Pebbles died. It really hurt. Thank God for pictures and memories.

Camille
10 days ago

I totally understand the pain, I just lost my 16 1/2 yr old toy poodle, 2weeks ago. it really hurts. Pat, I feel for you and your family. One day we will see them again.

Kdub
Kdub
10 days ago
Reply to  Camille

Camille….I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved little Poodle…..you will see her again!!!!

Kdub
Kdub
10 days ago

Poor Mr. Sajak…I know exactly how he feels….my little dogs are the best friends I have ever had and are such loving and sweet company.

I have a question…why would it have been inappropriate for Mr. Sajak to share his loss? He is like family to many people. He sounds like a good person.

So sorry for your loss Pat!!!!

Last edited 10 days ago by Kdub
Susan Kuester
Susan Kuester
1 day ago

Why shouldn’t he say something about his Stella. He is a human being with feelings, and has every right to share them.