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.