If you surf the internet, then at some point you have probably seen Nyan Cat. The original creator of that infectiously addicting 8-bit rainbow meme, Chris Torres, has informed the internet that his cat Marty (inspiration for Nyan Cat) has passed away.
A week ago Marty started acting strange and the responsible owner Torres quickly brought him to the vet. Marty was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a fatal and incurable disease. Marty passed away last night.
As a lover of Nyan Cat and as a pet owner myself- this is a sad day. RIP Marty, may Nyan Cat live on in your memory.