Internet Cat Dies at 8 After Bone Infection

Lil Bub at Pets CatCon on June 6, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Jae C Hong/AP/Shutterstock

Lil Bub is in kitty heaven. The beloved internet cat died on Sunday, December 1. She was 8.

“On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the purest, kindest and most magical living force on our planet,” Lil Bub’s owner, Mike Bridavsky, announced via Instagram on Monday, December 2. “BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.”

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Bridavsky wrote that the feline had been “battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection,” but he did not expect her “to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning.”

“I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make…