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Colonel Meow Dies, Held World Record for Longest Hair on a Cat

Friday, 31 Jan 2014 01:04 PM

By Alexandra Ward

Colonel Meow, the feline Internet celebrity whose sourpuss face rivaled that of Grumpy Cat, died this week in Los Angeles, leaving his thousands of "Minion" fans in mourning.

The 2-year-old Himalayan-Persian mix died Wednesday, owner Ann Avery posted on Facebook Thursday.

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"I will post more about the details when I've had a few days to grieve," she wrote. "Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both."







Colonel Meow, who 9-inch-long furry coat earned him the Guinness World Record for longest fur on a cat in August, was hospitalized in November for heart problems. The cat was released after having a blood transfusion and an unspecified surgical procedure.

Colonel Meow's "Minion" fans took to Twitter to express their sympathy.











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