Stewie, whose real name is Mymains Stewart Gilligan,was the longest domestic cat in the world at more than 4 feet long from nose to tail,has died.He was seven years old.
Guinness World Records states that Stewie was the record-holder in August 2010, measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
The Maine Coon cat was a certified therapy animal that often visited a Reno senior center and helped promote animal welfare awareness with the Nevada Humane Society.
Stewie who was diagnosed in early 2012 with Lymphosarcoma, a malignant disease of the lymphoid tissues had responded successfully to chemotherapy and was declared cancer-free. However the remission period was brief, and a more aggressive tumor was recently found on his kidneys.
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