A cat similar to Felix, Huddersfield Station's famous feline who died at the age of 12 on Sunday.
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Huddersfield Station’s World-Famous Cat Dies at 12

Felix, Britain’s world-famous cat who served as “senior pest controller” at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, has died at the age of 12. According to TransPennine Express, the cat was “humanely put to sleep” by a vet after the discovery of tumors. The company has requested people to refrain from visiting the station and instead express their condolences online.

Social media mourns death of beloved train station cat

A Facebook page dedicated to the cat shared the sad news Tuesday. “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Felix,” the post reads. “On Sunday evening, she peacefully went to sleep, in the loving comfort of Angie Hunte (Station Manager) and Jacqui Cox (Station Team Leader).”

The post mentioned that Felix joined TransPennine Express back in 2011. Since then, she “has left paw prints across the hearts of people from all over the world.”

Several fans commented on the post, sharing their memories of the beloved cat. “I’m so sad to read this,” one user said. “Felix was one of the first cats I followed when I started this page up in 2019. I loved reading the updates on Felix and Bolt, and I will miss Felix immensely.”

Another fan commented, “Sad news indeed. Felix lit up hearts around the world. She lives on in our memories.”

In a statement, Angie Hunte, station manager for TransPennine Express, shared that Felix “was more than a cat” and that “she was a beloved member of our station family.” Hunte also encouraged those wishing to donate in memory of the cat to “consider buying the latest 2024 Felix and Bolt annual calendar instead.”

Felix became an internet phenomenon back in 2015 when Alan Hind, a commuter who daily encountered the feline at the Huddersfield Station, created a Facebook page for her. Her popularity has since gone through the roof, with thousands from around the world visiting the station to catch a glimpse of her. Over the years, the tuxedo cat appeared on numerous TV shows, including Good Morning Britain, and also had a book written on her.

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