Graham the cat was hit by a car last week and died a short while later. The singer/songwriter shared the tragic news via Instagram.
Gone, but never forgotten
Sheeran's post included an adorable picture of the super cute kitty, along with a heartbroken emoji. Liberty Shaw, a close friend of Sheeran, shared her own message of condolence. It read:
"Our lovely little bud Baby Ba Boo aka Graham the Kitten passed away last night after being hit by a car."
Liberty and Graham developed a close bond after she took care of the little furry guy while his cat-dad was on tour. She also wrote:
"We are absolutely heartbroken. He was such a dude. Funny and clever and best mates with a massive German Shepherd. We are going miss you so much. Thanks for all the fun."
It will obviously take some time to get over Graham's passing, but at least Ed has got a couple of furry friends for support. Ed's other cats are a pair of rascals called DAorito and Calippo, and like many celebrity furballs, they recently developed a taste for the limelight.
According to Sheeran, the felines somehow managed to set up their very own Instagram page.
And while they've got a long way to go before they pass Sheeran's 31 million followers, DAorito and Calippo are definitely making their presence felt. The cats have almost 400K followers!
The fame-hungry felines regularly post pics of themselves in super-cute poses in an attempt to gain an even bigger fanbase.
Sleep well sweet Graham
It looks like these kitties are angling for some kind of influencer role, probably in the hope they'll secure a lifetimes supply of cat treats!
In the meantime, let's take a final moment to remember the cat who won't be around to witness his kitty-siblings meteoric rise. Rest in Peace, Graham. Gone, but never forgotten.