Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness’ cat, Bug, has died suddenly after falling out of an open window in the middle of the night, according to the Netflix star. Van Ness recently shared a heartwarming post about his late pet on Instagram.
Van Ness became America’s mustachioed sweetheart after appearing on Queer Eye, Netflix’s reboot of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, in 2018. On the show, “The Fab Five” – Van Ness is joined by Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, and Bobby Berk – help somebody in need of a life makeover. They update everything from their wardrobe to their home decor, with Van Ness, an accomplished hairstylist, overseeing grooming and personal care. He’s generally the most upbeat and enthusiastic one on the show, known for his over-the-top reactions and sky-high heels. Sadly, Van Ness recently told his fans that he won’t be himself for a while following the sudden and tragic death of his cat, Bug.
While Van Ness’ Instagram feed is usually a stream of positivity and figure skating, on Wednesday morning the reality star posted a heartbreaking message about the sudden death of his cat, Bug. According to Van Ness, Bug fell from an open window and passed away in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. He then shared his sympathy for anyone else who’s currently experiencing “grief [and] loss,” and added that he wouldn’t be his usual sunny self the next few days while he’s going through this difficult time. While Van Ness warned he wouldn’t be his “typical happy self,” he reminded his followers that that’s “okay.”
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*Sensitivity Warning* At some point last night while I slept my baby Bug fell from an open window and passed away. I’m hurting so bad today I can’t put it into words, for anyone else experiencing grief & loss, I’m with you. I’m sharing this mainly because if you see me around the next few days I won’t be my typical happy self and that’s okay. Not sure how I’m going to make this loss mean something more but in the meantime, please make a donation to an animal shelter near you.
He ended the emotional post by admitting that he’s been struggling to make this sudden loss “mean something,” and asked his fans to donate to an animal shelter in the meantime. Fortunately, in addition to the love and support of his friends and fanbase – who shared their condolences in the comments – Van Ness has another cat, Harry Larry, to keep him company during this painful time. His followers can still expect regular weather updates from Harry, who is an aspiring meteorologist, according to Van Ness.
Following Bug’s death, the Queer Eye star has been keeping busy in an attempt to take his mind off the loss. He’s already been back in the gym, posting videos of himself doing gymnastics with his co-star France, and on the ice, skating to Solange. While he’s still in the throes of grief, Van Ness said he’s feeling a little better each day thanks to the support of his friends and Queer Eye family.
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