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GH’s Rena Sofer Mourns the Death of Her Family’s Dog, Alfie


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It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet, so our hearts go out to GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Rena Sofer (Lois) and her family as they grieve the death of their sweet dog, Alfie. In a pair of Instagram posts, the GH star and her husband, director Sanford Bookstaver, announced the sad news that Alfie had died of cancer.

“I have too much to say. But I have no words right now. It’s all just so much pain,” wrote Sofer. “Yesterday was the most devastating yet expected day. But it was too soon.”

Alfie and his sister, Mega, were the first dogs that Sofer rescued, back in 2017 when she was playing THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Quinn. Over the years, the actress and Bookstaver (as well as their daughter, Avalon) have opened up their home to several other rescue dogs and have fostered countless other canines. Alfie’s death comes eight months after the family lost one of their other rescue dogs, Princess Carolyn, in July 2023.

“I only had my boy for seven years and eight days. Cancer stole him from me, from Sandy, from Avalon, and from his sister, Mega. From everyone who knew and loved him,” Sofer continued. “I love all my dogs, but without remorse, Alfie was my favorite. My heart and soul dog. I am destroyed and numb. The greatest gift we ever gave each other was each other. I will miss you forever and ever and ever.”

Scroll through the gallery below to see the personal photos Sofer and Bookstaver shared of their heartbreaking goodbye to Alfie.

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