09/19/2011 09:43 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2011

Salahi's Dog Dies In Increasingly Bizarre Story

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.

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