Sad news today, Bob
the dog who played Bob the dog in The Tribe
passed away today. The news was announced on The Tribe’s Official Facebook
“We are so sorry to report that we have heard from HQ that Bob The Dog passed away today. He was special. A loyal and true friend of Ray and his family as well to all Tribal brothers and sisters and will be sadly missed. RIP Bob (: Click or leave a comment as a tribute. He loved the attention of all his fans”.
Raymond Thompson, who was owner of Bob said the following on his Facebook; “RIP Bob the dog. A true friend. I will miss you (:”
Bob was 16 years old. He lived his retirement out at Raymond Thompson’s winery, The Tirohana Estate at the home of Raymond Thompson’s daughter Saranne James.
Bob appeared in episode one of The Tribe as Patsy and Paul’s pet dog his last appearance in The Tribe was in episode 19, where his character died after accidently drinking some poison Ebony had planted intended for Tai-San. His funeral was held in the following episode (season 2, episode 20) and was the only animal character in The Tribe to receive a burial/funeral service.
Comments from some of the cast of The Tribe (from Facebook):
Jennyfer Jewell (Ellie – The Tribe 2-5)
“Oh no! :(”
Kelly Stevenson-Amir (Dee – The Tribe 4)
“So sorry about Bob :( Hope you and your family are ok. Pets become such lovely family members and he seemed like such a loyal member if the family x”
Lukas Hayward (Sammy – The Tribe 4-5)
Ashwath Sundaresan (Dal – The Tribe 1-3)
“Oh..am so sorry to hear that :(”
Megan Alatini (Java – The Tribe 4-5)
“Hi Ray, sending love to the entire family. I know how much Bob meant to you all! So glad i had that quality time with you recently! Mwhahs
He will be missed by fans of The Tribe, those who worked with him and of course Raymond Thompson and family who he grew old with”.
Photos from Raymond Thompson/Tirohana Estate.
Screenshots of The Tribe from Tribe Leader.
YouTube video by Iconic09 (Michael).