Man’s best friend. They make the world a better place by offering up their unconditional love and loyalty. They come in all different shapes and sizes, but at the end of the day, one thing stays the same. We never get enough time with them. Unfortunately, “Law & Order: SVU” star Ice-T and his family were met with that heartbreaking lesson this week. Their dog, King Maximus, crossed over the rainbow bridge following a battle with cancer that lasted over a year.
Ice-T took to Instagram to post his own tribute to the beloved bulldog saying “Dog lives are far too short.” Now his wife, Coco Austin, has posted her own tribute in the form of a video montage of some of their best memories together.
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In the caption, Coco reminds fans that Maximus was actually the son of one of the couple’s other bulldogs, Spartacus. The couple’s reality show “Ice Loves Coco” introduced fans to Maximus as a puppy.
Exploring Maximus’ Family Tree
A handful of years back, the “Law & Order: SVU” star and his wife hosted “Ice and Coco,” a casual daytime talkshow. The series premiered in August of 2015 and received a three-week test run. During one of the episodes, they brought Maximus on to reunite with his own puppy. It turned out that Maximus fathered a baby bulldog named Moodie, who became race car driver Marco Andretti’s pet. The segment reveals the full family tree of Maximus and Coco also mentions that one of the dogs belongs to her own father.
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Bracing for the Upcoming ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Massive Crossover Event
Showrunner Ilene Chaiken recently opened up about what fans can expect for the massive “Law & Order” crossover event between “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Organized Crime” happening in just four days on the 9th. She specifically let details slip surrounding Richard Wheatley’s continued reign of terror as well as the painfully drawn-out tease of a romance between Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler.
While she didn’t mention Ice-T’s character, the series simply wouldn’t be the same without Sergeant Odafin “Fin” Tutuola. A recent interview from Ice-T reveals that he was actually only slated to appear in a few episodes of the series. At the end of the day, though, his performance blew the cast/crew and fans completely away, so they decided to bring him on as a season regular.
The rest is pretty much history and it doesn’t look like he’s going anywhere anytime soon. Who else are we supposed to get gems of wisdom from like “Don’t look at me, I just know stuff” and “Fact! You are now all my b——,” huh?