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The pet, who was 14 and a half years old, had been a regular on O’Grady’s
Channel 4 show, perching on the desk throughout the programme.
Buster had been ill with cancer and was put to sleep yesterday (Thursday).
A spokeswoman said: “Paul is absolutely devastated. It all happened suddenly.
Buster had been suffering and in a lot of pain. Putting him down was the
kind thing to do.”
The shih tzu-bichon frise-cross had featured on a number of TV shows,
appearing first on The Big Breakfast Show and later Lily Live.
A message on the Twitter feed created for another of O’Grady’s dogs, Olga –
who was affectionately known as Buster’s sister – said late last night:
“Hate to tell you this folks but Buster died tonight. A magnificent little
dog who had one hell of a life. I’m beside myself. x”
O’Grady had pre-recorded his Radio 2 programme, to be broadcast on Sunday,
before the death of his pet.
The station said it would point out to listeners that the show pre-dates
A spokeswoman said: “An announcement prior to Sunday’s show will state that
this week’s programme was pre-recorded before the sad death of Buster,
Paul’s much-loved dog.”
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