Published On: Mon, Dec 2nd, 2019

Lil Bub Dead, Viral Celebrity Cat Passed Away In Her Sleep

meme cat lil bub on a far-out background

Lil Bub, one of the first cats to go viral on the internet due to her precocious appearance and uplifting backstory, has passed away at the age of 8, TMZ reports. The animal died peacefully in her sleep.

Health Issues And Deformities

The odds were stacked against Lil Bub from the moment she was born. The runt of the litter birthed to a feral mother, the animal had a number of physical deformities and health conditions that made it difficult for her to find a forever home.

However, her human, Mike Bridavsky, was smitten with the sickly animal almost from the word “go,” saying that he chose the name when he picked her up and the first words out of his mouth were, “Hey Bub!” as The Daily Beast reported in 2013.

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