Lil Bub passes away

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(CNN) – Internet famous cat Lil Bub has died.

Lil Bub was known for her little tongue that stuck out and her small size due to a severe case of feline dwarfism.

This is my first photo with BUB next our last photo together.On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the…

Posted by Lil Bub on Monday, December 2, 2019

She rose to fame in 2012 after appearing on the front page of Reddit and has since gained 2.3 million Instagram followers and close to 3 million Facebook subscribers in her eight years.

According to her official Instagram page, she died in her sleep Sunday after battling a rare bone disease.

In her short, eight-year life Lil Bub helped start the first National Fund for Special Needs Pets and raised more than $700,000 for animals in need.

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(This story was originally published on December 2, 2019)

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