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Salahi Dog Dies

Of a Broken Heart?

9/19/2011 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rio
, the Doberman Pinscher that was so depressed he couldn't get out of bed after Michaele abandoned him, has died.

Just before midnight Sunday, Rio passed at the family home in Virginia.  Rio, who suffered a heart attack several weeks ago, has been on meds ever since.  Just before he died, Tareq gave the pooch his heart Rx, Rio then started yelping, and he was gone.

Tareq is hysterical and blames Michaele, for creating all the stress.

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As for Michaele, she's still banging the Journey guitarist.

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61.

Donna    

Dear TMZ, Sorry a dog died, but please get this into your heads: WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE! They are not famous. They are s***.

1096 days ago
62.

LVY    

The dog died from a genetic heart disease common in Dobermans called Dialated Cardiomyopathy.

One should NEVER give human drugs to a dog without advice from their veterinarian.

1096 days ago
63.

Vanessa    

I'm so sick of hearing anything about these ppl. Enough already, they have out lived their 15 mins of fame. geesh!!!

1096 days ago
64.

S    

He probably killed the dog cause how can you post a story about how depressed and then boom it dies. It takes some time.

1096 days ago
65.

hmm    

Wow, I think he really did something bad. Sadly, people harm there own kids. Why not a dog??? People are sick and wrong now a days. People like this should eat a gun and let the rest of us live life. Playing God and taking a life just to hurt someone. "pitiful"

1096 days ago
66.

Tammy    

The dog died because it was his time to die. Tareq needs to stop blaming Micheale for everything wrong in his life and realise that one person SHOULD not be that resposnisble for his own happiness. If someone is that responsible, it says he's a pathetic individual and it's clear why she left.

1096 days ago
67.

Rotten Puppets    

Shame the washed up broad didn't croak instead.

1096 days ago
68.

Claus    

Oh my dog!

1096 days ago
69.

Val    

These people are sick. I wonder if that poor dog was given something other than his meds. If this is all a publicity stunt, they should be jailed and the ASPCA should look into Rio's death.
Pretty funny that last line about still banging the Journey guitarist!

1096 days ago
70.

pimpc    

RIP puppy RIO.

1096 days ago
71.

kromen    

I bet he offed the dog on purpose.

1096 days ago
72.

Your Momma    

OK. I am sure the dog did not die because of abandoment, especially with the medical problems it had, sounds like he was going to die anyway. I love animals and have 4 dogs of my own so I am not being unsympathetic. These people need to stop airing their dirty laundry and trying to get peoples sympathy. I think that is more pathetic than anything else. May the dog rest in peace, sounds like he is in a much better place.

1096 days ago
73.

JMJ    

Slut!!

1096 days ago
74.

Jackie    

TMZ...You sux

1096 days ago
75.

Carl    

If her absence had anything to do with it then it would only have made a few days difference at most. Instead of dying Sunday maybe he would have lasted to Wednesday or so.

By the way, you guys have ZERO concept of Darwin's work. Humanity was aware that animals die long before his work, and this work had nothing to do with when individual animals die.

1096 days ago
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