Do you recall Bob the stray cat, James Bowen’s companion, and the impoverished street musician James Bowen? Their incredible friendship has gone viral on the internet and gained them millions of followers. In addition to altering James’ life, Bod served as the model for the hugely successful book and movie A Street Cat Named Bob.
Sadly, there is sad news for Bob’s fans, he passed away on Monday (15th June), at the age of 14.
Hodder & Stoughton, the publisher of the book, announced the sad news, with a heartbreaking statement from author James Bowen on the book’s official Facebook page on Tuesday. His fans were shocked and broken to hear this sad news.
Hodder released a statement: “As James and Bob continued to find fans all over the world, Bob led an incredible life meeting well-wishers at book signings, travelling the world and coping with feline fame. He was an extraordinary cat who will be greatly missed.”
In the past, James had a tough life as he had to battle with drug addiction. His family and friends left him, so he had to live on the streets. He got his food from the trash and try to earn money by busking on the sidewalks.
However, everything changed when he met Bob – the ginger street cat suddenly appeared in his life. You can read more about their story here.
Bob saved my life, said Bowen. That’s all there is to it. He provided me with so much more than just company. With him at my side, I discovered the purpose and direction I had been searching for. We had a tremendous amount of success with our books and movies together.
He has interacted with millions of individuals and thousands of them. He is unlike any other cat ever. and will not do so again. My life seems to have lost its brightness. Never will I forget him.
The sadness surrounding Bob’s passing has been felt by many across the world. Bob crossed the rainbow bridge and went to heaven, but her spirit will continue to live on through his owner and his fans everywhere. Rest in peace Bob the street cat and the world will miss your sweet face very much!
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