It has been a sad month for fans of famous felines. A couple of weeks ago, the Internet’s collective heart was broken when news arrived that the all time -popular Grumpy Cat had passed away.
Leo the cat, of the Pet Sematary dies
Things only got worse on Thursday morning when it was announced that Leo the Cat, recent star of the Pet Sematary remake, had also died and reached heaven abode. This sad news has arrived just a month or two after Leo graced the big screen as Church in the Stephen King adaptation.
While there were four different cats who were used to portray Church in the new Pet Sematary, Leo is the one the fans will remember most. It was Leo who mainly played the undead version of the cat, and it was Leo who was featured in the film’s official posters and marketing materials to reach audience.
Death confirmation news on Leo’s Instagram Account
The news was confirmed late Wednesday night on Leo’s official Instagram account, via animal trainer Kirk Jarrett, who had adopted Leo after they filmed Pet Sematary.
“It is with deep sadness that we tell you that our dearest Leo has passed away,” reads the statement in the post. “He will be forever missed by his human and fur family. May his star always shine very bright!!”
Last month, Jarrett had talked with AV Club about Leo’s work on the new Pet Sematary movie.
“Leo is a confident sit-stay cat,” Jarrett said. “His role is as the undead Church; that was his whole purpose, to be the poster child. The cat you see all across the different platforms, and in the trailer, almost any time he’s in in the undead makeup — that our
About Pet Semetary
Pet Sematary is dearest Leo’s only big screen movie credit, and he appeared in the film alongside actors Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, and John Lithgow. The film was released on April 5th to mostly positive reviews and had earned more than $24.5 million in its opening weekend.