R.I.P: Lil Bub, The Internet Famous Cat, Died

‘Good job Bub’

Lil Bub
Lil Bub

Lil Bub, the internet celebrity cat who brought joy to millions of fans, has died.

Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, announced her death on social media today in a post. She passed peacefully in her sleep, at eight years old.

Born as the runt of her litter with a form of feline dwarfism, Lil Bub’s genetic mutations gave her the unique features of looking like a permanent kitten, and a toothless jaw that left her tongue adorably hanging out.

She’s been the subject of a genetic research campaign to better understand gene mutations,

She helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need through partnerships with organizations like the ASPCA.

This is my first photo with BUB next our last photo together.On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the…

Posted by Lil Bub on Monday, December 2, 2019

One of the many viral celebrity pets in the decade, alongside pals like Grumpy Cat and Keyboard Cat.

Lil Bub has even dabbled in a music career, appearing in a track alongside Snoop Dogg on Meow the Jewels, a cat-sound remix album of Run the Jewels 2,and released her own album called Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe, which Andrew W.K. gave a glowing endorsement.

Lil Bub
Lil Bub

Shortly after, she made the front page of Reddit, and she became so popular that owner Mike Bridavsky began selling merch like plushies, T-shirts, and calendars with her face on them.

Bridavsky says he’s donated the bulk of the proceeds to animal rescue groups and adoption centers.

In his parting message to Lil Bub, Bridavsky writes, “I am forever honored and humbled that you chose me as your caretaker. Please visit all of us in our dreams often.”



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