YouTube’s ‘Talking Kitty Cat’ Star Steve Cash Dies of Suicide at 40 After Battling Depression
The YouTube personality’s wife Celia DeCosta Cash confirms the sad news on a Facebook post, writing, ‘It hurts me to share this. …but know that Steve is no longer in pain.’
- Apr 18, 2020
AceShowbiz – YouTube star Steve Cash, who was known for his famous “Talking Kitty Cat” series, has died at 40 years old. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Idaho by police on Thursday, April 16 around 7:30 A.M., according to the Nampa Police Department. Per the police department, there is no indication of foul play.
The YouTube personality’s wife Celia DeCosta Cash has confirmed Steve’s passing in a Facebook post. “This is so hard. I’m not even sure what to say, or for that matter, what to do. I just lost my best friend, my sidekick, my lover, my mentor, my absolute everything, this morning,” she wrote.
She continued, “I’m so sad to say, my husband, Steve Cash took his own life this morning 4/16/2020. It hurts me to share this. Please understand, give the family time to grieve, but know that Steve is no longer in pain.”
Steve’s sister Candida also commented on the news on Facebook, writing on her page, “Rest In Peace my baby brother Steve Cash.”
Fans were saddened after learning of his passing and have taken to social media to pay tribute to Steve. “R.i.p. Steve Cash you made us laugh & brought us together with your videos,” one person wrote on Facebook.
Another tweeted, “I am saddened to hear that Steve Cash has taken his own life. He brought so much joy to others with his Talking Kitty Cat series, I just wished he had kept some of that joy for himself. RIP Steve.”
Steve first joined YouTube in 2007 and launched the “Talking Kitty Cat” series, in which he’d engage in funny “conversations” with his cat Sylvester, in 2008. He had since amassed more than 2 million subscribers and more than 770 million views over the years.
In September 2019, Steve opened up about his mental health struggles after a fan noticed he’d been more active on social media. “Nah, just bipolar. I’m on a manic up right now. When I go back into depression I’ll vacate everything,” said the YouTube star, who was also a musician.
He last uploaded a video to his channel on December 30, 2019. The comment section of the video has also been flooded with message of condolences, with one writing, “Devastated to hear the news. This channel is my son’s favorite and we are all heartbroken.”
Another added, “Steve, Sylvester & all the family – we are crushed beyond imagination. We will always have these fun memories to look back upon. Thank you for giving us so many years of laughter and delight with these wonderful entertaining videos. We will continue to watch them again & again and remember you always.”
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