“Lil Bub” the Indiana cat whole gained fame on the internet due to her distinctive birth defect, has died at the age of 8, her owners have announced.
Mike Bridavsky, the owner of “Lil Bub,” says that the famed feline died suddenly on Sunday. She was born with feline dwarfism and other genetic mutations that kept her kitten-sized for her entire life, with huge eyes and a protruding tongue.
“I have always been fully transparent about BUB’s health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren’t expecting 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 that difficult decision ourselves.”
“Lil Bub” had nearly 828,000 followers on Twitter at the time of her death.