Celebrity cat “Prince Chunk” has reportedly died after being diagnosed with heart disease.

Prince Chunk made headlines in August 2008 when his former owner lost her home and the cat was taken in by the Camden County Animal Shelter. The cat rose to fame after being found wandering the streets by an animal shelter at the incredible weight of 44 pounds.

According to the AP, owner Vince Damiani has now confirmed that Prince Chunk died in his sleep on Sunday.

Chunk became a nationwide sensation in the US following his discovery, appearing on a number of popular shows including Live With Regis And Kelly and Good Morning America.

The story of Prince Chunk inspired his owner to set up the Prince Chunk Foundation, which aims to prevent owners leaving their animals on the streets when they become unable to care for them.


Post a Comment

Newer Post Older Post Home