World's longest domestic cat Stewie dies in Nevada, USA

Stewie, the world's longest domestic cat, with owner Robin Hendrickson.

The world's longest domestic cat, named Stewie, has died at the age of eight.

Stewie's owner, Robin Hendrickson, said the record-holding cat died on Monday evening after an illness.

The pet measured 123 cm (48.5 inches) from the tip of its nose to the end of its tail.

Stewie - from Reno in Nevada, USA - was awarded the record by the Guinness Book of Records in 2010. He also held the record for world's longest cat tail.

"Stewie was always very social and loved meeting new people," Ms Hendrickson said. "He has touched many lives, and for that I am grateful."

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