Talking Kitty Cat star Steve Cash’s YouTube journey as he dies aged 40 | #tinder | #pof

Steve and his cats entertained fans for 13 years on YouTube (Picture: Talking Kitty Cat/YouTube)

Talking Kitty Cat star Steve Cash has died at the age of 40, with fans paying tribute to the late YouTube star.

Steve’s wife Celia confirmed the tragic news in a Facebook post, writing: ‘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.

‘Please understand, give the family time to grieve, but know that Steve is no longer in pain.’

Steve was best known for his YouTube channel, Talking Kitty Cat, with the star entertaining his two million followers for a whopping 13 years.

YouTube beginnings

He began his YouTube channel back in 2007, when the site was just two years old, creating videos about his cats Sylvester and Gibson.

His first video that’s still available is The Mean(er) Kitty Song, which saw Steve rap about Sylvester, with lyrics including: ‘He wants to kill a man, you should see this b****rd cat.’

Despite the video being 12 years old, fans would often revisit it, with many of the comments being posted in the past few months.

‘I bet he had no idea how far him n Sylvester would go with these videos..’ one reads, while another adds: ‘This is like my tenth time watching this in a row…’

Steve went on to create more than 100 videos with Sylvester, dubbing a voice over the grumpy cat.

The first saw Steve attempting to wake Sylvester up, while others showed the cat attempting to surf the internet, being grounded, going to the vet, and a few of them showing the feline having a ‘crisis’ over his love for catnip.

Rising popularity

Steve’s most popular video, BAD! BAD! BAD!, was posted back in 2015.

It features a Random Kitten who seemingly screams the word ‘Bad!’ when Steve explains that he has to let his other cats, Sylvester, and Gibson, and his dog, Shelby, back in the house.

The video racked up a whopping 17 million views, with another video, showing Sylvester going on a ‘Tinder date’ boasting 15 million views.

Back in 2016, Gibson sadly passed away, with Steve creating the song Frozen In Time in his memory.

Steve explained the video and song as his ‘own therapeutic ways of coping with loss.’

He added: ‘In music I heal my wounds. Forever frozen in time, I love you Gibson.’

Steve’s final video was uploaded on 31 December 2019. Titled Sylvester Goes To Court, it shows Steve forgetting the cat’s birthday, before ‘getting in trouble with the FBI’.

Speaking at the end of the video, Steve says: ‘Hey guys, I’m Steve Cash, thank you so much for watching, and I look forward to seeing you guys in the next video.

‘For those of you wondering why it takes me so long sometimes between videos to get anything out, it is because I have bipolar disorder, which means I spend sometimes a couple of months to six months or longer stuck in a really, really deep depression.

‘It comes and it goes, and I don’t really have any control over it. When it is taking me a long time to get a video out, I’m sorry. It’s just that I’m struggling as well.

‘Either way, thank you so much for watching and I will see you guys soon.’

There has been an outpouring of tributes from fans after Steve’s tragic death, with one writing: ‘Rip Steve Cash. You were one of my favorite YouTubers. Thank you for all the smiles and laughter.’

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Another added: ‘What Sylvester said is true, this is such a stupid stupid world. You’re with Gibson now.’

One more said: ‘Rip steve cash, we love you and miss you.’

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