Meow, the morbidly obese 39-pound tabby died over the weekend due to respiratory distress and pulmonary failure. The Garfield-like kitty shot to fame in recent weeks after his elderly owner turned him into the Sante Fe Animal Shelter after she was no longer able to care for him.
As most celebs do, Meow traveled to New York and took to the talk show circuit appearing on the Today show and Anderson Cooper. Oh yay, how cute, that fat cat is on TV! Not.
We're going to go out on a limb and conclude that taking him across the country to do talk shows did not help his health and most likely further stressed him out, leading to his death. Alas, people are always looking to make a quick buck, unfortunately this time at the expense of poor Meow.