Stewie the world's longest cat dies in Reno

Stewie - Longest CatGuinness World Records 2011Photo Credit: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLocation: Reno, NevadaAlso Pictured: Stewie's Owner Robin Hendrickson
Stewie - Longest CatGuinness World Records 2011Photo Credit: Ryan Schude/Guinness World RecordsLocation: Reno, NevadaAlso Pictured: Stewie's Owner Robin Hendrickson
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Updated: 2/05/2013 1:59 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Reno owner of the longest domestic cat in the world says Stewie has died.

Guinness World Records declared Stewie the Cat the record-holder in August 2010, measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.

Robin Hendrickson told KOLO-TV in Reno that Stewie lost his battle with cancer at about 7 p.m. Monday. He was 7 years old.

Hundreds of fans have flooded Stewie's Facebook site with memories and condolences.

The Maine Coon cat's full name was Mymains Stewart Gilligan. Hendrickson purchased him from a breeder in Hermiston, Ore., in 2005.

The previous record-holder, Leo, owned by Frieda Ireland of Chicago, passed away several years ago. No word yet from Guinness about a new record-holder.

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Information from: KOLO-TV, http://www.kolotv.com

 

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Clwhitetiger25 - 2/6/2013 6:42 PM
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So sad... But on an up note my cat tiki might b the longest now an we live in Carson

Sandwulf - 2/5/2013 9:42 PM
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He makes my Maine Coon Linus look small. Rest in peace Stewie! :P

kdavis52 - 2/5/2013 3:40 PM
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Poor guy.
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