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Maggie, Tony Kornheiser's dog, Has Died

Maggie, a female Brittany Spaniel who for many years was the muse of her owner, Tony Kornheiser, died Aug. 18 at a veterinary hospital in Rehoboth Beach, Del. She was 15.5 and euthanized after suffering injuries during a fall.

Ms. Maggie, whose occupation was eating, took particular delight in consuming chicken and rice, custard doughnuts, toothpaste, Kleenexes, and large denominations of American money.

On one occasion, Kornheiser said Aug. 19 on his ESPN radio show, Ms. Maggie ate such a large sum of his money that it was necessary for him to stalk his backyard in search of the lost cash.

Duchess Maggie Pauline Kornheiser was born in 1995.

As a puppy, she became adept at lifting trash can lids and climbing onto kitchen tables, and even learned to open the Kornheiser family refrigerator door. To keep the fridge closed, the family had to seal the door with duct tape.

In her eventful life, she was hit by a car, attacked by a vicious neighborhood Pit Bull, and "worst of all, she had to live with me," Kornheiser said.

Besides her owner, Tony, of Washington, survivors include Karril Kornheiser, Elizabeth Kornheiser, and Michael Kornheiser, all of Washington.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  August 20, 2010; 1:49 PM ET
Categories:  T. Rees Shapiro , Washington DC-area people  | Tags: Brittany Spaniel, ESPN, Maggie, Pardon the Interuption, Tony Kornheiser  
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Check one of Tony's books for the correct spelling of his wife's name.

Posted by: Cosmo06 | August 20, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry that Tony's beloved pet dog died, but to include this along with human obituaries is inappropriate and, at best, sick humor. I doubt that the relatives of those in the adjoining obituaries appreciate this.

Posted by: JohnRice | August 20, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Did you do an obit for Nick's pit bull Zuzu?

Posted by: rah1962 | August 20, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

You are perverted to include this with human obituaries. Next you can post the names of the ants you stepped on yesterday.

Posted by: momusin | August 21, 2010 4:57 AM | Report abuse

JohnRice needs to chill. I for one, was charmed by the obituary on Tony's dog and want to give me deepest condolences to his family. His dog was obviously a huge part of their family for a long time, and I really don't feel offended in the least by having a dog in the obituary column if it's written as nicely as Tony's piece.

Posted by: drumdominic | August 21, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Folks - it's in the blog section of the on-line version of the paper, not the Obituary section of the on-line version or the print version at all (as far as I know). Get a grip!

Posted by: pgeagle | August 22, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

My condolences to Mr. Tony and family.

Posted by: bjmasterson | August 23, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I'm with JohnRice and momusin. It is incredibly tasteless and insensitive to place this in the middle of human obituaries. To pgeagle,it IS on the online obituary page. Yes,it's under the blog heading, but it's big and bold in the middle of two human beings' blog obituaries. It is If I had a loved one's obituary on that page, I would be taking this complaint to the top of the Post food chain.

Posted by: Bekind2 | August 23, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Kornheiser's I am very sorry to here about the death of your beloved Maggie. May our condolences ease some the burdens of your loss for your family and you. God Bless you all!!!

Posted by: sam594 | August 24, 2010 5:39 AM | Report abuse

I totally agree with John Rice........but not at all surprised with Mr. Kornheiser's lack of class and low character.

Posted by: tpboats | August 24, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

Some of you need to get a life.

Posted by: bpflava77 | August 25, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

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