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While the internet is still morning the loss of beloved feline Grumpy Cat, we’re hit with the devastating news of the passing of another iconic cat. Leo, the leading cat in Pet Sematary, has passed away just weeks after the film’s release.

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Leo was one of four Maine Coon cats that portrayed Church in the Pet Sematary adaptation that dropped earlier this year.



According to Bloody Disgusting, Leo played the role of Church anytime the cat was required to be “undead.”

Leo is a confident sit-stay cat.” trainer Kirk Jarret says. “His role is as the undead Church; that was his whole purpose, to be the poster child. The cat you see all across the different platforms, and in the trailer, almost any time he’s in in the undead makeup—that was Leo.”

After filming for the movie wrapped, Jarrett adopted Leo and gave him his own Instagram account to share photos of the famous feline with fans.

Jarrett used that Instagram account to share the news of Leo’s passing on Wednesday.

It is with great sadness that we tell you that Leo has passed away. He will forever be missed by his human and fur familyMay his star always shine bright.”

 

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 This hurts our hearts.

You can check out Leo in the film’s trailer below.

We’ll miss you Leo.

AP sends our deepest condolences to the entire Pet Sematary family.

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