Keyboard Cat Has Died

21 March 2018, 10:39 | Updated: 21 March 2018, 10:42

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

The universe finally played him off

Bow your heads, fly the flags at half mast, for today we mourn a legend. Keyboard Cat has gone to play that great big keyboard in the sky. The cat, named Bento, died because, well, it's cat, cats don't live as long as people. Stay woke.

Now, this is where things get slightly confusing. You see, Bento isn't actually the keyboard cat. The original the viral video, featuring a cat named Fatso, was actually from a home video filmed in the 1980s, meaning Fatso was looooong dead before the internet even saw caught sight of the clip.

Bento was a new cat who took on the Keyboard Cat role after the internet revealed that there was apparently a market for musical felines, and it has been in the role ever since.

Until now, on account of it being dead.

Here's a tribute from Bento's owner: