One of the most famous cats on the internet has died. Colonel Meow, who was known for his fearsome appearance, died on 29th January, aged just two years. A message on his Twitter feed contained a link to a video called Colonel Meow you will be missed.
Colonel Meow had his own website, a YouTube channel with more than 1.3 million views and a Facebook page with more than 345,000 likes and a world record for being the cat with the longest fur.
He was known as the world's angriest cat with ambitions of world domination and for his love of a good whiskey.
When he was awarded his Guinness World Record he wrote on Facebook:
Yes, minions, it is true. Your great and humble leader is now officially a WORLD RECORD HOLDER.
Today it's the longest fur. Tomorrow it's largest kingdom.
Other internet cats paid tribute to Colonel Meow:
RIP Colonel Meow. Off to make minions out of everyone at the Rainbow Bridge and beyond...
Some of the colonel's followers, known as Minions, also posted tributes:
RIP Colonel Meow. The world has lost a great leader, you minions are not worthy D: http://t.co/7lm8n57qzX