Stewie, the longest domestic cat in the world died on Monday evening after a yearlong battle with cancer. He was eight years old. In 2010, the Guinness World Records had declared Stewie the world’s longest domestic cat measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
According to a Huffington Post report on Feb. 5, 2013, Stewie, who was a Maine Coon cat, was with his owner, Robin Hendrickson, when he died.
“Stewie's full name was Mymains Stewart Gilligan. Hendrickson bought him from a breeder in Hermiston, Oregon, in 2005. Last month, he attended the International Cat Show in Portland, Oregon.”
In early 2012, Stewie was first diagnosed with Lymphosarcoma, a malignant disease of the lymphoid tissues. After undergoing chemotherapy, the world’s longest cat was cancer free. However, within less than a year, the cancer returned; this time even more aggressive than before.
Robin Hendrickson did not want to expose Stewie to chemotherapy again but allowed the longest cat in the world to live out his final days in peace and surrounded with love.