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‘Impractical Jokers’ Joe Gatto Suffers Devastating Loss Following Separation From Wife

Impractical Jokers: Joe Gatto has suffered a devastating loss following the separation from his wife and shock exit from the TruTv hit show. 
Credit: @joe_gatto/Instagram

Impractical Jokers star Joe Gatto has suffered a devastating loss following the separation from his wife and shock exit from the TruTv hit show. 

The comedian, who recently announced a new career move, took to his pets’ Instagram account and confirmed that the family dog, Cotta, has passed away.

The statement read: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Cotta.

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Impractical Jokers star Joe Gatto has confirmed that his family dog, Cotta, has passed away. Credit: @gatto_pups/Instagram

“She was a sweetheart who loved cuddling and taking naps. As heartbroken as we are to lose her, we have comfort knowing this sweet angel has been reunited with her bonded sister Panna.”

The post has since been liked nearly 19,000 times and many of Gatto’s fans have taken to the comments and shared tributes.

One follower said: “Awww. I am so sorry. You and your family are true angels from heaven. God bless you and your family.”

Another added: “We’re so sorry for the loss of precious Cotta.”

The tragic news comes just weeks after Gatto took to social media and confirmed he was leaving Impractical Jokers.

He said: “Sorry in advance for the long and more serious-than-usual note below, I just wanted to let you all know that I will no longer be involved with Impractical Jokers.

“Alongside my friends, I’ve devoted a decade of my life to building this franchise and couldn’t be prouder of what has been accomplished. However, due to some issues in my personal life, I have to step away.”

Gatto then went to say that he and his wife, Besse, had ‘decided to amicably part ways’.

He continued: “Bessy and I have decided to amicably part ways, so now I need to focus on being the best father and co-parent to our two incredible kids.

“Outside of my family, my relationships with Murr, ‘Q’ and Sal have been the most important in my life. I know they will continue to make the world laugh.

“And even though the four of us are the ones who you all see, this show is only possible due to the hard work of the talented crew members who work behind the scenes. I am very thankful to have worked with each and every one of them.”

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