The dog behind Twitch emote FrankerZ has died


FrankerZ is a global Twitch chat emote generally used as a way to communicate sarcasm. It's a staple in a variety of channels, and countless streamers have custom emotes based on it. FrankerZ is based on Frankie, the dog of Twitch staffer Ernest Le and family member Dennis Le. Earlier today, Ernest and Dennis both confirmed that Frankie has died at age eight.

They posted tributes to the pup on Twitter and Instagram respectively:

Goodbye to the goodest boy I know. Love you Frankie. Dennis Le

A photo posted by @itsdennisle on Jul 31, 2018 at 10:04am PDT

The popularity of the FrankerZ Twitch emote puts Frankie right up there with the likes of the Taco Bell dog Gidget, the Target dog Bullseye, and the Bud Light dog Spuds MacKenzie. Frankie will live on through his emote, and was undoubtedly a good boy. 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.