Pet Sematary’s leading cat, Leo, has passed away

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Amy Seimetz and Jason Clarke attend a Beyond Fest screening of 'Pet Sematary' at The Egyptian Theatre on March 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Amy Seimetz and Jason Clarke attend a Beyond Fest screening of 'Pet Sematary' at The Egyptian Theatre on March 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures) /
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The cat that graced all of the marketing material for 2019’s Pet Sematary, Leo, has sadly passed away, according to the animal trainer who adopted him.

Although we are a dog website, we are also animal lovers and that includes our feline friends. And in sad news, we have learned about the death of another famous cat, this time, one of the stars of 2019’s Pet Sematary.

While Pet Sematary featured the acting skills of four Maine Coon cats (as well as the human cast), one of those cats was truly considered the star of the pack. Leo was the undead cat who graced all of the posters and that audiences got to see throughout the movie representing undead Church.

Sadly, according to Entertainment Weekly, it seems that Leo has passed away. The news was originally shared on Instagram by Kirk Jarrett, the movie’s animal trainer, who actually adopted Leo after they finished filming Pet Sematary.

In the post from Jarrett, which was shared to an account dedicated entirely to the famous cat, he says that Leo will “be forever missed” by both his fur family, as well as his human family. In a recent interview about the Maine Coon, Kirk Jarrett described his fury friend as being confident and the perfect “sit-stay cat.”

While Leo’s entire purpose was to be the poster kitty for Pet Sematary, for his family he was more than that. And with his loss, his family is left without their shining star.

Even as dog loving people, we can’t help but feel a sense of sadness at this loss. Leo was the face of Pet Sematary and his death is sad news for animal lovers and those of us who enjoyed the movie as well.

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With Leo’s death, we are left with his work in the movie, as well as his Instagram account to act as a remembrance of the talented kitty who helped to bring life to the horror of the Pet Sematary. Our thoughts go out to Kirk Jarrett and the rest of Leo’s human and fur family as they are left to deal with his unexpected loss.