The singer mourned her loss with a touching tribute on Instagram.

By Alicia Brunker
Updated Apr 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am
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Katy Perry's legendary cat, Kitty Purry, has passed away, and the singer is mourning her loss on social media.

On Sunday, Katy shared the sad news that Kitty went to "catnip heaven" with fans on Instagram, posting a slideshow of memorable photos of herself holding her furry friend in her arms, as well as one snapshot of the pair video-chatting via FaceTime.

Reflecting on the beginnings of their relationship, Perry wrote, "Kitty Purry crawled through my then-boyfriend’s window 15 years ago, fully pregnant and seeking shelter. Two litters and many moons later, this street cat became a lovable mascot to many."

She went on to add that Kitty "completed her 9th life" last night, and ended her touching tribute with a final wish for the feline. "I hope she rests in salmon fillets and tuna tartare way up in catnip heaven," she said, before thanking Kitty for the "cuddles and companionship along the way."

Aside from being Katy's longtime companion, Kitty also ascended to fame alongside her owner, becoming an icon in her own right. In 2009, she was nominated for Best Celebrity Pet at the Teen Choice Awards (she lost to the Obama family's dog Bo), and, four years later, she made her music video debut at the end of Perry's lyric video for the song "Roar."

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The singer took her platinum blonde pixie cut from everyday chic to ultra glam by styling her longer-on-top style to one side for the red carpet.

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Back in 2011, Katy explained how it took some time before she realized that she and Kitty were actually kindred spirits. “I hated cats when I was growing up because I had dogs, and I really didn’t understand cats,” she said during a press conference to launch her fragrance Meow!. “Then, all of a sudden, a cat kind of walked into my life and wouldn’t leave, and her name is Kitty Purry.”

“I started to have to be a little more patient, I had to really kind of figure her out,” Katy continued. “And then I started to notice, ‘Oh my God, maybe that’s kind of how I am.’ You have to take a little patience with me. You have to earn my affection.”

RIP Kitty Purry — you will be greatly missed by millions.