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Steve Cash, the YouTube star best known for his “Talking Kitty Cat” videos, died on Thursday, April 16, at the age of 40. His wife, Celia DeCosta Cash, confirmed that Cash died by suicide on the morning of April 16. TMZ reported on Cash’s death, adding that he died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The YouTuber, who posted videos under the name stevecash83, had been open with his fans about his battle with depression and mental health issues. His wife’s full post is here:
She wrote: “This is so hard. I’m not even sure what to say, or for that matter, what to do. 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. It hurts me to share this. Please understand, give the family time to grieve, but know that Steve is no longer in pain.”
Cash Was Best Known for His ‘Talking Kitty Cat’ Videos, Which Each Gained Millions of Views on YouTube
The YouTube star’s “Talking Kitty Cat” series was incredibly popular, with 2.43 million subscribers on its channel. The series started back in 2007 around the premise of Cash voicing each episode and talking to his cats as though they’re humans. His most frequently featured pets were Sylvester and Gibson, who passed away a few years ago.
His videos each received millions of views, with episode 44, “BAD! BAD! BAD!” getting the most views at 17 million. His latest video was posted three months ago.
Most videos feature Cash chatting with Sylvester the cat, who is grumpy and often doesn’t acknowledge Cash’s news. Sylvester spends most of his time in the videos writing in a diary, eating, sleeping or plotting how to get rid of Cash’s other cats.