Tama the cat, which became famous across Japan after becoming an honorary stationmaster at a train station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, has died at the age of 16.
According to a spokesperson for Wakayama Electric Railway Co, Tama died on Monday night of acute heart failure, Fuji TV reported. The cat had also suffered from a nasal inflammation.
Tama had been cared for by owners of a convenience store located at Kishi Station. For the past eight years, tourists flocked from all over to catch a glimpse and a photograph of the unusual station attendant.
An official funeral will be held for the beloved feline on June 28.© Japan Today