TV star's pet cat sits on the window sill, tragedy ensues
Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness took to social media to share his grief over the loss of his beloved pet cat, Bug. The cat was involved in a tragic freak accident while the stylist slept at night.
Published on the 09/08/2019, 20:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:24
The black tom-cat died following a tragic accident last week. Although the exact details remain unclear, it's believed Bug fell from a 2nd story window.
A tragic accident
Jonathan, who shot to fame after appearing as a stylist on the Netflix series Queer Eye, posted the news on his Instagram. He wrote:
"At some point last night while I slept, my baby Bug fell from an open window and passed away."
"I'm hurting so bad today I can't put it into words, for anyone else experiencing grief & loss, I'm with you. I'm sharing this mainly because if you see me around the next few days I won't be my typical happy self and that's okay."
Jonathan thanked all his well-wishers for the kind words. He also asked them to show their appreciation for the departed Bug by donating to any local animal shelters.
The TV presenter can also rely on the support of his fellow cast members. Cohosts Antoni Porowski and Tan France both posted messages of love, while Queer Eye star Neal Reddy sent his condolences:
"My heart is heavy for you. As someone who has had to say goodbye to fur babies before, nothing makes this easier. You gave Bug a great life. Love you. Here for you."
A little help from some furry friends
Bug leaves behind two kitty siblings, Liza and Harry Larry. And while it's impossible to replace any pet, the furry duo are doing their very best to comfort cat-dad during this challenging time:
"Losing Bug has been one of the saddest experiences of my life," read another post. "[But] two gorgeous kittens in that full-grown cat-shaped hole in my heart is helping my reparative process immensely."