I really didn't know that a real cat inspired one of my favorite memes... Sadly, Marty passed away on Thursday. The cat was nearly 3 years old and was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), a fatal, incurable disease. Chis Torres, Marty's owner, adopted him in 2010 along with Buster, another cat who died of the same disease soon afterwards. The poor guy began acting strange last week, but after taking him to the vet, Torres tweeted
“Even with the medical treatment he received he still deteriorated quickly. I've been force feeding him and keeping him warm for three days”.
Rest in peace, little buddy. Nyan will live on :)
For those of you that don't know Nyan Cat, watch the video below, from the very scientific team from KnowYourMeme.com.