Pat Sajak reveals the death of his dog on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and viewers are heartbroken

Wheel of Fortune ended on a sad note Monday, after longtime host Pat Sajak announced that his dog of 12 years, Stella, had recently passed away. He called it “a very sad time for the Sajak family.”

He chose to honor Stella by showing a couple of photos of her during “happier times.” They included a shot of her frolicking in the snow with a ceramic dalmatian statue, and a photo of Stella sitting with Sajak.

And his Stella salute definitely struck a chord with viewers who took to Twitter with plenty of kind words and well wishes.