Soap Opera Actor Commits Suicide After Euthanizing Dog

Rocco and Nick Santino

File this story under ‘News that makes you wonder.’ A soap opera actor has committed suicide over the death of his dog, a death that he thought committed to. Nick Santino felt it was best that he euthanized his dog, Rocco. Police discovered Santino’s body on Wednesday, just hours after laying Rocco down. Check out what he had to say in his suicide letter after the jump.

Santino wrote in his suicide note:

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

Santino’s Manhattan apartment building had complaints against the dog, which banned pitbulls, but allowed the dog to stay with him under strict rules. Santino felt pressure from the complex and friends to get rid of the dog, and by get rid of him I don’t think they meant to kill him.

Look, I think anyone who has owned a pet has had tough times immediately following their death, but to take your own life? Come on dude. It also makes you wonder why he chose to euthanize the dog on Tuesday, which happened to be his 47th birthday.

Santino’s death was caused by a overdose on pills. He made one final call to an ex-girlfriend at 2 a.m. before overdosing. Santino made appearances on “All My Children” and “Guiding Light.”

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Posted on January 28, 2012, in News, Thee Cody Taylor and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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