DEAD: Lil Bub (aged 8)
Internet celebrity cat
Lil Bub, officially Lil BUB (June 21, 2011 – December 1, 2019), was an American celebrity cat known for her unique physical appearance. She was the runt of her litter. Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, adopted her when his friends called to ask him to give her a home. Her photos were first posted to Tumblr in November 2011, before being taken off after being featured on the social news website Reddit. “Lil Bub” on Facebook has over three million likes. Lil Bub stars in Lil Bub & Friendz, a documentary premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013, that won the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film.
DEATH: Lil Bub “unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep” on December 1, 2019, according to her owner; the cat had been fighting a bone infection at the time of her death.