Jim, I know you're a Sandler fan, thought you might want to hear about this. You could tell how much he loved the dog, I feel bad for the guy, he did an MTV Diary and he took the dog EVERYWHERE with him, work, the basketball courts. I think Sandler had some stuff on his website with him. I heard bulldogs are illness-prone, but still, 4 yrs old is young, right? Adam Sandler's Beloved Bulldog Dies Adam Sandler's beloved English bulldog, Meatball, who served as a ring bearer at the comedian's wedding, has gone on to that big doghouse in the sky. Meatball died of a heart attack Jan. 27 at age 4, Us Weekly reported in its Feb 6 issue. The bulldog wore a yarmulke and a tuxedo to walk down the aisle at Sandler's June 2003 wedding to Jackie Titone. He's also featured in a short film on the "Eight Crazy Nights" DVD, and has his own photo and video section on Sandler's Web site. Meatball's father was Mr. Beefy, the talking pooch who co-starred in Sandler's 2000 comedy "Little Nicky." The 37-year-old comedian also has a bulldog puppy, Matzoball, who was a wedding gift from Titone. Sandler's publicist confirmed Thursday that Meatball had died, but no details were provided.