Bob the cat, whose true story featured in bestselling guide and movie A Road Cat Named Bob, has died aged 14.
James Bowen penned the guide after assembly Bob in 2007 whereas he was battling a drug habit.
Mr Bowen had discovered the ginger cat deserted and injured and determined to take care of him.
The pair rapidly turned inseparable, with Bob typically becoming a member of Mr Bowen as he busked and offered The Huge Concern on the streets of London.
The guide about their relationship turned a bestseller and was became a 2016 movie starring Luke Treadaway.
Following Bob’s loss of life on Monday, Mr Bowen stated: “Bob saved my life. It is so simple as that. He gave me a lot greater than companionship. With him at my facet, I discovered a route and function that I would been lacking.
“The success we achieved collectively by our books and movies was miraculous. He is met 1000’s of individuals, touched tens of millions of lives.”
He added: “There’s by no means been a cat like him. And by no means will once more. I really feel like the sunshine has gone out in my life. I’ll always remember him.”
Hodden & Stoughton, which printed the guide, stated in an announcement: “As James and Bob continued to seek out followers everywhere in the world, Bob led an unimaginable life assembly well-wishers at guide signings, travelling the world and dealing with feline fame.
“He was a unprecedented cat who can be enormously missed.”
RIP Bob was trending on Twitter on Tuesday night, as many paid tribute.
One individual stated the information had “really damaged my coronary heart”, whereas one other stated the cat can be “enormously missed by all”.
Bob will seem as himself in a movie sequel, A Present from Bob, later this 12 months.