Jesse Tyler Ferguson shared an emotional tribute on Twitter Sunday after beloved “Modern Family” bulldog Beatrice, known as Stella on the show, passed away.

The actor posted:

The tribute came after The Blast reported the bulldog had died.

“According to sources familiar with the situation, Beatrice, who played Jay Pritchett’s prized pooch Stella, died around a week ago.”

The dog’s death reportedly occurred just days after the final episode of the series was taped.

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According to The Blast, the circumstances surrounding Beatrice’s death are “unclear.”

Stella was first introduced to “Modern Family” in season 2, and quickly became a key member of the Pritchett-Delgado family.

Beatrice was the second dog to play Stella, taking over the role in the show’s fourth season.

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ET Canada has reached out to ABC for confirmation on the sad news.

“Modern Family” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Global.

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