The Water Bowl: World's Longest Cat Dies From Cancer at Age 8

02/06/2013 at 11:40 AM EST

Stewie the World's Longest Cat Dies From Cancer at Age 8
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Stewie, the world's longest domestic cat, has died after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was 8-years-old and measured in at 4-feet long from nose to tail. "Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people," remembers his owner Robin Hendrickson. "He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful." –AP

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