'A Street Cat Named Bob' inspiration dies aged 14

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Bob and James Bowen at the world premiere of a street cat named Bob. (Getty Images)
The cat who inspired A Street Cat Named Bob's books and films died at the age of 14.
James Bowen met Bob during his fight against drug addiction in 2007 when he found the cat abandoned and injured and decided to take care of him.
He took the cat with him when he sold or sold The Big Issue in London.
Bowen then wrote a book about their relationship called A Street Cat Named Bob, which was a huge success and was made into a film in 2016.
In a statement on the official Facebook page for Bowen's books, the author said Bob had saved his life.
He said, "It's that simple. He gave me so much more than just camaraderie.
"With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I had missed."
He added that the success they found together was "wonderful".
Bowen added: "He has met thousands of people and touched millions of lives.
"There has never been a cat like him. And never will.
The author James Bowen and his street cat named Bob will visit the LondonCats International Show and Expo at Tabacco Dock on May 4th, 2019. (John Keeble / Getty Images)
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“I have the feeling that the light in my life has gone out. I will never forget him. "
The Big Issue also published a statement about Bob's death.
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It said, "We all at The Big Issue will never forget the impact that Bob has had not only on James' life, but also on many of our salespeople who could relate to his story."
“Magazines with Bob on the cover have always been top sellers, and vendors were looking forward to selling these editions and talking to customers who were fans.
"Our condolences go to James and everyone else who has been touched by this incredible cat."
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 3: Bob the Cat attends the UK premiere of "A Street Cat Named Bob" in aid of Action On Addiction on November 3, 2016 in London, Britain. (Photo by Dave J Hogan / Dave J Hogan / Getty Images)
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In 2016, Luke Treadaway starred as Bowen in a film adaptation of A Street Cat Named Bob, directed by Roger Spottiswoode, the director of Tomorrow Never Dies. Bob acted as a proxy in the film with a number of other cats. The Duchess of Cambridge, as patron of Action On Addiction, attended the premiere and was impressed when she met Bob.
A festive sequel, A Gift From Bob, was shot in London in November 2019 and is slated for release this Christmas.
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