Frasier’s Star Jack Russell Dies Aged 16

Four-legged Frasier star Eddie has died. The Jack Russell - whose real name was Moose - played Kelsey Grammer's sidekick on the show for 10 years. Eddie died from old age at his Los Angeles home.

His trainer, Mathilde Halberg, told America’s People magazine: "He was 16-and-a-half years old, and he just had an incredible charisma and was such a free spirit. I saved him from the dog pound. His owners called me as a last resort. He was extremely mischievous, always escaping, chewing up things and running off. Once he killed a neighbour’s cat and chased some horses, that was him."

Halberg confirmed that Eddie died from old age at their Los Angeles home, despite claims that it was his "hard partying life" that led to his eventual demise. Frasier was not the furry star’s only brush with fame.

Moose wasn’t limited to acting as Eddie Crane in Frasier. Moose worked on commercials for Rold Gold pretzels, and in 2000, made his movie debut (with his son, Enzo), in the film My Dog Skip, alongside Kevin Bacon and Frankie Muniz.

However, it was most certainly his role on Frasier as Eddie that landed him fame. Kelsey Grammer made sure to recognize Moose when accepting his Emmy Award for Best Actor in 1994. "’Most important, Moose, this is for you,’ Grammer added good naturedly.

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