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Chicago Fire Cast And Crew Mourn The Loss Of Their Famous Dalmatian Costar

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on May 31, 2022

A Dalmatian named Tuesday was a famous actor in the show Chicago Fire. She made occasional appearances on the series as a dog with the same name as herself, and she quickly grew a fanbase. But sadly, after many years with the show, Tuesday had to say goodbye without much warning.

Now, Chicago Fire‘s cast and crew are mourning the loss of their furry friend. Fans of the show are devastated that Tuesday won’t be appearing in episodes anymore, but they’re grateful for being able to get to know the sweet canine through the TV.

Dalmatian on Chicago Fire set

An Unexpected Death

Daniel Kyri plays Darren Ritter, who is Tuesday’s owner on the show. The pup joined the cast during season 7 when she became part of the firehouse after Ritter introduced her to the other firefighters. While she wasn’t a main character, her screen time always brought joy to viewers.

Sadly, Tuesday passed away shortly before the season 10 finale. Her death was unexpected due to sudden kidney problems. Kyri used his Instagram story to create a tribute post for his canine co-star.

Tuesday Dalmatian on set

“Heartbroken to learn my little buddy is gone,” Kyri wrote. “Sending all my love to her trainer today. I got to spend time with her on set & do all the fun stuff but you took care of her when the cameras weren’t rolling. Love you Tues!”

So, this season’s finale of Chicago Fire will sadly be Tuesday’s last appearance. But her legacy will never be forgotten.

Chicago Fire dog

Rest in Peace, Tuesday

Tuesday’s trainer, Christine Mahaney, also posted about the pup’s passing on Tuesday’s Instagram account. Mahaney shared a photo of the Dalmatian in a field of flowers, along with a heartfelt caption.

“It breaks my heart to share that Tuesday passed away on Sunday, May 22, due to unforeseen kidney issues. The love from you, Tuesday’s fans, over the past 4 years has been immense,” Mahaney wrote. “Allowing her into your homes and hearts will forever be cherished. Tuesday loved working on set and being a part of the Chicago Fire family. Her tail never stopped wagging. She truly was very special.”

Dalmatian in flowers

Tuesday’s Instagram is still active with adorable photos. Even though she will no longer be on the show, she will still be in the hearts of the humans she worked with.

Rest in peace, Tuesday. You brought joy to so many Chicago Fire fans!

Featured Image: Instagram

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