Beloved Tatler Magazine Dog Dies in Gruesome Accident

Esther Zuckerman

An adorable dachshund who became a social media celebrity was killed in a revolving door accident at Vogue House, the London home of Tatler magazine. The pup, Alan, was owned by Tatler editor's assistant and events manager Jennifer George, and was a regular office presence. He had a Twitter feed, of course, on which he was deemed the Tatler "office manager" with over 2,600 followers. 

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Accounts from places like the Telegraph and the Daily Mail describe that, as he was walked by a staff member (the Telegraph says it was reportedly intern), Alan tried to "rush" or "bolt" through a revolving door when he became caught and died. Per the Telegraph, reports that he had been decapitated have been deemed incorrect. One source told the Telegraph the death was a "tragic accident in a split second."

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George posted the news of Alan's death on Twitter: 

Yesterday my tiny much loved man Alan passed away in a tragic accident. Thank you to all that were there to help, all the kind wishes and...

— Jennifer George (@jenniferrosina) January 15, 2013

...all who followed @tatleralan He was so awesome & so very loved. This is the last photo I took - handsome as ever. X…

— Jennifer George (@jenniferrosina) January 15, 2013

Tributes from Alan's fans—the Telegraph explains he was popular in the "world of women’s magazines, fashion and PR"—also flooded in on Twitter:

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Alan's own feed often displayed cute photos of the pup: 

'To sleep, perchance to dream' That's Shakespeare, innit. #notjustaprettyface…

— Alan TBH Plumptre (@TatlerAlan) January 12, 2013

Morning yoga sesh. Nailing the Cobra. #yogAlan…

— Alan TBH Plumptre (@TatlerAlan) January 11, 2013


— Alan TBH Plumptre (@TatlerAlan) January 10, 2013