TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Salahi Dog Dies

Of a Broken Heart?

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

0916_salahi_dog_EX2
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.

0919_dog_video_launch
As for Michaele, she's still banging the Journey guitarist.

119 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

jiboko    

That dog had heart problems which dogs can drop fast or live with heart conditions for many years. Rio died from heart problems as major cause and possible from depression.
How old was Rio?

1068 days ago
77.

Ashley    

Here's food for thought, DONT GIVE THEM THE PRESS THEY WANT. Stooping that low for attention doesn't deserve any. Cause you give them attention, and then everyone in hollywood will have to top it. Hollywood is trash.

1068 days ago
78.

tgrfan42069    

so this loser contacts tmz just to say his dog died.and tmz plays into it by posting it.im done with this site

1068 days ago
79.

stacy    

THAT IS THE SADDEST THINGS I HAVE EVER READ!!!YES...HELLO?DOGS HAVE FEELINGS TOO!!!I HOPE SHE IS LEFT BY HER OWNER SOON.

1068 days ago
80.

seashell4ever    

I just think everyone should be happy and just leave each other alone. As far as the dog, its just sad, and noone really knows, so guessing is not the best thing to do.

1068 days ago
81.

karisma    

This is the only person I feel bad for in this whole thing! The poor dog! First he has to live with these fame-whoring nightmares and then he's sick and now he's dead! Can we please stop talking about these no-worth losers? Their claim to fame was that they crashed a party. Let THAT be their legacy, not this desperate marathon attention-grab that's going on now.

1068 days ago
82.

moderateanarchy    

The dog died because he too was trying to get away from Tareq

1068 days ago
83.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

She was probably wanking the thing off herself and he missed the action....

1068 days ago
84.

Frankie    

Dear TMZ,
Please stop with all the news on these people. We get that you think they're newsworthy, but they're not. And we don't care. Thanks.
Frankie

1068 days ago
85.

Sashatree    

I'd bet $100 that Tareq gave the dog an overdose of his heart medication to kill him (so that he would garner some sympathy/make that skank wife of his feel guilty for leaving him). The dog is probably better off without BOTH of these nutjobs!

1068 days ago
86.

Gord    

At least there aren't any children in the picture from the two loser's.

1068 days ago
87.

Mayu    

the dog was sick. What she did caused severe stress. First stress on the dog who probably felt abandoned, stress on the dog from the changes to his home (dogs are easily stressed by change, especially if they are older and sick)... and the stress she put on her soon to be ex put stress on the dog (as our pets can sense our stress). So in essence, she did help kill her dog.

1068 days ago
88.

Tara    

Rest in Peace Rio (if you really have died) you are in a better place. Away from your fame whoring humans who used your situation for attention and sympathy.
You were probably a lot more civilized than them.

1068 days ago
89.

Jo Detraz    

How do we know that Tareq was giving the dog his medicine? If Michaele used to be the one to give the medicine it could be that Tareq just never thought to do so. I would really hate to believe he purposely let the dog die, even with these two being fame-whores.

1068 days ago
90.

Kax    

My guts tell me that Tareq murdered his wife's beloved dog, Rio on purpose and his way for revenge. PETA org should take the dog body for autopsy. His wife escaped from her house without suitcase or her possession. Is she a domestic violence victim ? I knew that the poor dog died from Tareq's cruetly. Shame

1068 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web