Springfield native Legend, Teigen mourn death of beloved dog

Puddy, the beloved English bulldog owned by Springfield native John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, has died.
Puddy, the beloved English bulldog owned by Springfield native John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, has died.

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Puddy, the beloved English bulldog owned by Springfield-native John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, has died. He was 9 years old.

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"He welcomed new pups and loved on new babies and new bellies," she wrote. "He was there for everything."

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According to the New York Daily News, Puddy — who was named after a character from the ‘90s sitcom "Seinfeld" — suffered from heart failure due to a tumor in November 2017.

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Springfield residents may remember Puddy from when he made an appearance in a fundraiser for the theater renovations in The Dome at the former South High School. In video for the fundraiser, Legend married Puddy and another pooch in an elaborate celebration.

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Teigen's Instagram page now features several pictures of Puddy over the years, including a photo from the Springfield fundraiser video.

Puddy is survived by his wife, Pippa.