Frank's beloved pup, Mr. Benson, passes away

Frank and Mr. Benson
Frank and Mr. Benson

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Frank's beloved pooch, Mr. Benson, passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Benson, who was just 4, took ill on Saturday with an unexplained stomach virus.

He was taken to the pet hospital where he suffered a series of strokes that were caused by the blood clots produced by the virus.

Frank posted this update on his Facebook page on Tuesday:

"Our Mr. Benson is in wagging his tail in heaven this afternoon. We lost him at 12:15 after he took a turn this morning there was nothing more that the doctors could do. He was our life and made us smile and laugh everyday. Leslee and I thank you all for your kind words and thoughts he was a fighter and your prayers helped. I have so many memories of him especially the times we shared with all of you on the tv with him! Leslee, Mr. Otis and I love you all and thank you!"

Mr. Benson was a regular visitor to the FOX19 Morning News.

Frank and his wife, Leslee, have another dog, Mr. Otis.

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