Marty, the inspiration behind Nyan Cat, passed away last night after being diagnosed with Feline infectious peritonitis only a week ago, according to Chris Torres. In remembering his passing, Torres shared the story of Marty's life via his Twitter account and the homepage of Nyan.cat has been swapped with Sad Nyan Cat. Rest in peace, Marty.
The Oatmeal has compiled some data from The Kitty Cams Project into a predictably hilarious comic about just how murderous our feline friends can be. Sleep with one eye open, and keep an eye on the family parakeet!