Famous stray is dead: There was once a street cat named Bob

It was a friendship that touched millions of people. Now, the street cat Bob died, like its owner, James Bowen announced. The street musicians of London owed th

Famous stray is dead: There was once a street cat named Bob

It was a friendship that touched millions of people. Now, the street cat Bob died, like its owner, James Bowen announced. The street musicians of London owed the cat according to their own statements of his life. Bob had him "given direction and meaning," says Bowen.

in 2007, the then against his drug addiction, fighting, Bowen found the cat injured and nursed him back to health. The animal dodged him self in his performances as a street musician, not more of the page. A book about this extraordinary friendship ("the sheltering sky") had become a best-seller and was even made into a movie, with Bob himself in the main role. Further books followed. A total of eight million books have been sold in 40 different languages on Bob.

According to the publisher Hodder and Stoughton, the red tabby cat died on Monday. With over 14 years of age, he had already achieved a stately cats age.

"I have the feeling, the light in my life is to be expected," was Bowen cited on the website of the industry magazine "Bookseller". There has never been a cat like Bob, and it will never be again such. The common success to him seemed like a miracle. With book signings and traveling around the world, Bob had led an "incredible life," said the publisher.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 08:19

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS