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.

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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