Steve Cash, YouTube's 'Talking Kitty Cat' Star, Dies at 40

April 17, 2020

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The Youtube community is suffering a major loss.

Steve Cash, an online personality famous for his “Talking Kitty Cat” series, has passed away.

He was 40 years old.

The Nampa Police Department in Idaho (per E!) said police responded to a call on Thursday morning and found him inside his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There is no indication of foul play.

Cash’s wife, Celia DeCosta Cash, confirmed the tragic news of his death in a Facebook post.

"This is so hard. I'm not even sure what to say, or for that matter, what to do. I just lost my best friend, my sidekick, my lover, my mentor, my absolute everything, this morning. I'm so sad to say, my husband, Steve Cash took his own life this morning 4/16/2020. It hurts me to share this. Please understand, give the family time to grieve, but know that Steve is no longer in pain,” she wrote.

The personality’s sister, Candida, commented on the post and wrote, "Rest In Peace my baby brother Steve Cash."

Cash, who described himself as a musician and animal lover, rose to fame after joining the video platform in 2007.

Through his feline series, which included him having human conversations with his cat, Sylvester, he gained more than 2 million subscribers.

Cash opened up about being bipolar in September 2019, a few months prior to posting his final video. When a fan pointed out he has been more active on socials, he responded, “I'm on a manic up right now. When I go back into depression I'll vacate everything.”

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