Prince Chunk Dies: Famous 44-Pound Fat Cat Found Dead In Sleep (VIDEO)

11/29/2010 01:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alden Wicker Freelance journalist and blogger on the sustainable lifestyle in New York City.

Prince Chunk, the cat who became famous when an animal shelter weighed him at 44 pounds, just shy of a world record, died in his sleep last Sunday.

Prince Chunk was found wandering a neighborhood in New Jersey in 2008 after his owner was foreclosed on. A new family took him in, but MSNBC reports in this video that the 10-year-old feline suffered from heart disease.

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