World’s longest domestic cat Stewie dies
The world was in mourning this week as Stewie, the world’s longest domestic cat, died at the age of eight.
Stewie was a Maine Coon that measured in at 48.5in (1.23 metres) and he died on Monday after having cancer for a year.
The cat, of Reno, Nevada, was handed the record of the world’s longest domestic cat in 2010, when he was measured from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail by the Guinness Book of Records.
Stewie was a certified therapy animal that frequently visited a local old people’s home in Reno.
Robin Hendrickson, Stewie’s owner, said: "Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people. He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful."
He was also the record-holder for world's longest cat tail.