Beloved honorary cat mayor in Alaska town dies at 20

Monday, July 24, 2017

TALKEETNA, Alaska -- Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of Talkeetna, has died at the age of 20. The animal's owners announced the cat's death late Saturday in a statement. Mayor Stubbs, as the cat was known, went to bed Thursday and died overnight. Talkeetna, with a population of about 900, elected the yellow cat mayor in a write-in campaign in 1998. There is no human mayor in the town. Stubbs had survived an attack by a dog in 2013 and a false report of his death last year.

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