Martha Stewart, she recently announced that Persian cat, Empress Tang, passed away.
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Martha Stewart Mourns Death of Persian Cat ‘Empress Tang’

Martha Stewart, the renowned lifestyle mogul and devoted animal enthusiast, is bidding farewell to a cherished family member — a Persian cat. On April 8, she shared the heartbreaking news of her beloved pet’s passing on Instagram. Her cat, Empress Tang, was nearly 15 years old. 

Martha Stewart mourns passing of beloved cat ‘Empress Tang’

In an Instagram post, Stewart wrote a heartfelt caption honoring her cat, as People reports. She said, “Empress Tang, my dearest tri-color Persian, passed away this morning of natural causes.” 

Additionally, according to Stewart, “she was an awesome cat… she lived well” and “worked hard.” 

She highlighted that part of Empress Tang’s endeavors included modeling gigs for Martha Stewart Living and the cat litter brand PrettyLitter. 

Lastly, she expressed, “We loved her so much!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Moreover, the passing of Empress Tang follows the heartbreaking loss of another of Stewart’s beloved cats, Princess Peony. She died in a tragic event two years ago. 

Stewart shared on Apr. 3, 2022, on social media that her four dogs had accidentally killed Empress Tang’s sister, Princess Peony. Her dogs mistook the cat for an intruder and tragically ended her innocent life. In Stewart’s words, “I will deeply miss her presence. Rest in peace, my dear beauty.”

Both Princess Peony and her sister, Empress Tang, are classified as dominant calico Persian breeds. Born on May 11, 2009, they became members of Stewart’s household at the age of four months. When they arrived, the lifestyle guru remarked that the pair of kittens had swiftly adapted to their environment. 

As an ardent animal enthusiast, Stewart proudly stated that she once cared for “20 cats, 25 dogs, 10 chinchillas, scores of canaries and parakeets, two ponies, three donkeys, 10 horses, many sheep and goats, hundreds of chickens, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail, peacocks, and homing pigeons.”

In addition, the celebrity brought two Bengal cats to her collection of animals on her farm in October 2022.

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