Life Modern Family dog Stella passed away after recording By weekster Posted on March 18, 2020 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Sad news for the cast of ‘Modern Family’. Beatrice, the dog that played the French bulldog Stella in the series, died shortly after the filming of the show ended. The four-legged friend was seen in Modern Family from the fourth season. This reports The Blast. Dog Stella was introduced in the second season of the show and was initially played by a bulldog named Brigitte. Beatrice took over the role in the fourth season. In addition to her role in Modern Family, Beatrice has also appeared in The Kominsky Method and in commercials for Dunkin ‘Donuts and Chase Bank.