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Internet Icon 'Keyboard Cat' is Dead, Remember Him With This Crazy Tribute Video

We hope there are tiny keyboards in heaven.
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Bento, a.k.a. "Keyboard Cat," tragically passed away on March 8, his owner confirmed in the truly bizarre tribute video below. The internet legend was nine years old

Bento was actually a successor to the O.G. "Keyboard Cat." The original video was taken in the 1980s, of the late Fatso, and was made into a viral video post-felinously in 2007 after owner Charlie Schmidt rediscovered the VHS.

Bento took up Fatso's legacy when he was adopted from a shelter by Schmidt in 2009. He appeared in a pistachios commercial and a spoof video of Banksy, among other paw-esome viral accomplishments.

His reincarnation was announced in 2010.

"He had a big start, and it stayed through all the way," Schmidt told KREM2. He added that he may adopt a third Keyboard Cat if he "finds one with the right personality at a shelter."

Still, the Internet is reeling from the loss of one of the greatest. 

h/t Thrillist