The furry feline cover star of Best Coast‘s 2010 debut Crazy For You, the beloved Snacks, who was the cat owned by band member Bethany Cosentino, has died.
The ginger Snacks also graced the cover of Wavves’ King Of The Beach, and was most recently featured on the cover art for Best Coast’s newest single “Leading.”
“I always knew this day would come, but I hoped it never would. I said goodbye to my angel baby Snacks this afternoon,” Cosentino wrote on Instagram. “He was not just my cat. He belonged to all of you. He was the third member of this band. Our mascot. Our cover star. Our merch king.” She continued:
He meant everything to me and I’m going to miss him so much, but I know he will live on forever by way of the legacy he created simply by being himself. He loved you all so much and he knew you loved him. 14 wonderful years. I’m so honored that I got to be his mom. I love you forever Snacks. Long live the king
And even Wavves honored Snacks on Twitter by telling him: “…there are literally thousands of you fans with this cat tattooed on their bodies and they will carry his spirit with them.”
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