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World's longest cat, Stewie, passes away at the age of eight in Nevada

Enormous feline measured over four feet long from nose to tail, and passed away in Reno from cancer.

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A regal Maine Coon Cat - the same breed as the recently deceased record-holder Stewie — poses at a show in Bishkek on March 18, 2012. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)

The world's longest cat has passed away in Nevada from cancer, marking the end of the feline's record-holding run.

Stewie, a regal-looking gray Maine Coon with long hair, measured a remarkable four feet from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail, and was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records title in 2010.

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Unfortunately, Stewie, whose full name is Mymains Stewart Gilligan, passed away on Monday from cancer complications, says the BBC.

An affable beast, Stewie served as a certified therapy animal at senior centers in Reno, Nevada, says the Independent, and also helped to promote animal welfare for the local humane society.

Remembrances and condolences of the regal feline can be placed on Stewie's Facebook page.

Here's video of Stewie in his prime:

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