UK: Pet Cat made Famous by ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’ Dies Aged 14

BOB the cat, who played a special part in James Bowen’s life and was written about in the blockbuster book which became a movie called A Street Cat Named Bob, has died.

The book’s publishers Hodder & Stoughton, released a statement yesterday confirming the famous cat’s deatH at the age of 15.

The statement read: “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.”

Bob’s owner James Bowen, shared a special relationship with the cat he credited with saving his life, after years of struggling with mental health issues.

James Bowen commented: “Bob saved my life. It’s as simple as that. He gave me so much more than companionship. With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I’d been missing. The success we achieved together through our books and films was miraculous. He’s met thousands of people, touched millions of lives. There’s never been a cat like him. And never will again.”

He ended his heartbreaking statement by saying: “I feel like the light has gone out in my life. I will never forget him.”

Bowen met cat Bob in 2007, when he was a recovering addict. The beloved cat was abandoned and injured and Bowen formed a special connection with the feline that went on to become the theme for his top-selling book.

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Roxanne James