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Old 09-21-2022, 5:52pm   #1
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Default See you at the bridge: Thurston Waffles, famous meme cat, dies

Pouring out catnip for ya, Thurston.

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Thurston Waffles the cat death: Fans mourn meowing meme star
By Kathryn Rosenberg
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"I can't believe I'm even writing this." Internet learns of sudden death of social media sensation Thurston Waffles in heartbreaking tweet


With his iconic meow that saw him featured in numerous memes and his stunning white coat, Thurston Waffles was a social media sensation with a loyal and devoted following that have been left devastated by news of his sudden death.

Hailing from North Dakota where he lived with his owners Matt and Shelli, Thurston Waffles popularity skyrocketed in 2019 after a video showing him meowing loudly in protest when Matt refused to take him for a walk went viral, accumulating more than 430,000 likes on Instagram (opens in new tab).

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Receiving a call from his parents back in 2010 informing him that they had come into possession of Ragamuffin twins, in a recent interview (opens in new tab), Matt comically described the moment he met Thurston Waffles for the first time:

“When we made the pilgrimage to see them, we saw a scruffy little gremlin staring back at us. We only had room for one kitten at the time: unfortunately, we picked the evil twin,” he jokes.

“From the first moment I held him and he locked his tiny white fangs onto the flesh of my arm, I instantly fell in love with him. From the vacuous hatred in his eyes to the demanding scowl, I knew from that moment I was forever his.”

Matt didn’t initially plan on sharing Thurston Waffles with the world, but he soon realized just how unique the white ball of fluffs personality was and decided to see how he was received by the online cat community.

“After a couple of years of living with Thurston, I realized that it was basically like living with a rageaholic feral child (one with sharp claws and a piercing howl). He had a lot of bizarre, destructive and funny behaviors.

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He was also extremely communicative and loudly told us anytime he was displeased. So I started recording him whenever he would fly into a murderous rage.

Our intentions were never really to have Thursty become a meme: He was always a superstar to us. But it was fun to see other people laugh at the things he did. Online cats have given us so much joy over the years, so it was really fun to contribute to the cat meme culture in some way.”

A huge fan of retro gaming and chiptunes, Matt says that one of his favorite fan-made memes of Thurston Waffles would have to be ‘ducktales to the moon’ but that he and Shelli have enjoyed watching so many great memes that have come out over the years featuring their beloved Thursty.

In a heartbreaking tweet shared on Wednesday 7th of September, Matt shared the sad news that Thurston Waffles had died suddenly and unexpectedly after struggling with a sinus infection for several weeks that was later confirmed to be nasal cancer.
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It's a cat - **** it
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Sorry, I am not a fan of cats.

BUT, Tuan, my acqauintance from Vietnam, loved cats, loved many cats, loved all cats, he loved them long time, until the time the cat had to serve its final purpose.
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@Knooger to the white courtesy phone, please
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To each their own.
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