Soap Actor Kills Self Over Dog

The little known actor, Nick Santino, seen on soaps like “All My Children” and “Guiding Light” has killed himself after having his beloved dog, Rocco, euthanized just a few days ago.

Santino reportedly had the healthy dog put down because the apartment building he was living in had placed new restrictions on animals, and specific ones on pit bulls, which is the breed Rocco happened to be.  Friends say that because Rocco was already present in the building, he was grandfathered in, but the supervisor and other neighbors were complaining about Rocco.  Fines were placed on Santino for Rocco’s barking, despite the fact that friends claimed that Rocco didn’t bark, wasn’t aggressive and was a kind, loving animal.

Apparently all of this became too much for Santino who caved into the pressure and had Rocco put down on Tuesday.  Completely despondent over his decision, Santino overdosed on pills and was found dead the next day.  A sucide note was found where Santino’s guilt is apparent,

“Today I betrayed my best friend and put down my best friend.  Rocco trusted me and I failed him. He didn’t deserve this.”

Rooco had been cremated and so will Santino.  There ashes will be “reunited”, which maybe means they will mix them together?  hmm…

Oddly there is no mention as to why he didn’t just move…



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