Shiro, the world’s most relaxed cat, has sadly died at the age of 18.
Shiro became social media famous for his ability to fall asleep at any time, anywhere.
Cats are known to be pretty lazy animals, but Shiro took the crown – with his owner even being able to balance things on his head while he was chilling or sleeping.
If I did that to one of my cats, they’d have definitely had something to say about it, which proves how zen Shiro really was.
An Instagram fan page for Shiro confirmed the popular cat’s passing, stating he passed away on March 2, 2020.
Shironeko, Shiro’s full name, translates to ‘white cat’ in Japanese. He was a Turkish Van and lived alongside his cat siblings in Japan, some of whom are equally as sleepy and chilled.
Shiro and his siblings boast an impressive following across social media, with a number of fan pages dedicated to the cat as well as his official account.
One person wrote, ‘Goodbye my beloved Shiro. You’re always in my heart’, while another wrote ‘R.I.P you had a meaningful life on earth, be [an] angel in Heaven’.
People took to social media to express their condolences
Shiro was so popular he even had his own calendar full of pictures of himself and his fellow sleepy friends.