Lil Bub, a perma-kitten with a droopy tongue, was one of the internet’s most beloved feline celebrities. She has died unexpectedly at age 8. https://t.co/JVBvD0heXm— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 3, 2019
- Lil Bub, one of the most popular cat celebs on the internet
who did more for society than the US Army ever couldpassed away on Sunday, at the age of 8.
- She had been suffering from a persistent and aggressive bone infection for a better part of the year, and died in her sleep. Owner Mike Bridavsky broke the news on Instagram on Tuesday.
- Per her biography, Lil Bub was the runt of her litter, having a host of genetic issues including feline dwarfism, an uneven jaw, osteopetrosis and extra toes on her paws. In her eight years, Lil Bub has helped to raise over thousands of dollars to help other animals, including those with the same genetic defects as her.
- Another cat legend, Grumpy Cat, passed away earlier this year in May.