YouTube star Steve Cash, finest recognized for his “Talking Kitty Cat” movies, has died by suicide. The 40-year-old was present in his house in Nampa, Idaho, on the morning of April 16, E! News reported. There was no signal of foul play.
Cash, whose YouTube channel has 2.44 million subscribers, gained fame together with his sequence of humorous movies starring his cat grumpy black cat Sylvester. The movies characteristic conversations between Cash and Sylvester in addition to Sylvester’s interactions with the opposite animals in the home.
Cash joined the platform in 2007, ultimately sharing 69 movies that amassed greater than 770 million views. A video was final uploaded to the channel in December 2019. The hottest of his movies, titled “Bad! Bad! Bad!,” has been watched 17 million occasions.
Steve Cash’s spouse says she’s misplaced her finest friend and sidekick
Cash’s spouse Celia DeCosta Cash confirmed the information of her husband’s demise in a Facebook post, which was later shared on the Sylvester the Talking Cat fan web page.
“This is so hard,” she wrote. “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.”
Cash had spoken about his psychological well being previously, E! News famous. In September 2019, after a fan observed he’d been extra lively on social media, Cash responded that he was “just bipolar. I’m on a manic up right now,” he stated. “When I go back into depression I’ll vacate everything.”
In addition being a YouTuber, Cash was additionally a musician, audio/video producer, and guitarist for the band Pause for the Cause, in line with his Instagram bio.
Fans of Cash and Sylvester are devastated
The Talking Kitty Cat movies had a loyal following, and information of Cash’s demise hit his followers exhausting. Thousands shared their condolences and expressed their grief on Facebook. Many referred to as the loss “heartbreaking” and stated they had been considering of his spouse, his household and pals, and his beloved pets.
“Steve gave us so much joy and laughter,” one wrote.
Others recalled how Cash’s movies helped them get by way of their very own darkish durations.
“Many tears streaming down my face,” somebody on Facebook commented. “Whenever I was having a hard time I would find laughter and my spirit renewed by watching Steve and Sylvester and the gang. Thank you for being there.”
“I wish he could have felt the same way about himself as we felt about him,” one other commented.
How to get assist: In the U.S., name the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or textual content HOME to 741-741 to attach with a educated disaster counselor on the free Crisis Text Line.
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