Bento the Keyboard Cat Died – Story of a Furry YouTube Star Success (VIDEO)

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One of the best and most beloved memes in the history has died at the age of 9. Meet Keyboard Cat, Bento, and the story of his happy and successful life. 

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Keyboard Cat is an Internet meme, featuring super cute red cat playing the synth. The cat is dressed in blue shirt and is pretending to play.

As a matter of fact, more than 4,000 Keyboard Cat videos have been shot over the years. Thus, it can be called as one of the most popular Internet memes in a history.

Not everybody knows, but the real Keyboard Cat’s name was Bento and he was a loved pet of Charlie Schmidt, the owner.

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Source: Tubefilter

Schmidt found Bento in the shelter and took him home.

But in the original clip was another cat! It was shot in 1984 with a red cat named Fatso and became viral over the decades when Ashton Kutcher posted one of the clips in his Tweeter.

See the original of Keyboard Cat playing some synthpop: 

Fatso died in 1987. The late Bento was born in 2009, that at the time when the original hit top views on YouTube.

That was the era when Keyboard Cat reincarnated: Schmidt used Bento to make more Keyboard Cat videos (Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball parody and other).

You may think it’s not okay to use your pet to earn money, but it didn’t stop the Grumpy Cat owner to sue people for copyright. After all, it’s their own ideas and animals aren’t hurt.

SEE ALSO: How Grumpy Cat Owner Got $883,000 for Copyright + 2 More Cases of Stealing Intellectual Property

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Source: Channel 5

He had his own Facebook page, where his owner, Charlie Schmidt, posted videos regularly. It had over 800,000 subscribers!

Also, they have the personal shop with various Keyboard Cat accessories: T-Shirts, mugs, leggings, albums, toys, and even a shower curtain!

See the compilation made in a loving memory of Bento: 

Sad day, Bento's Tribute

Gepostet von Keyboard Cat am Freitag, 16. März 2018

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The Keyboard Cat has been known worldwide, thus the news about Bento’s death has saddened lots of people on the Internet.

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One of the best and most beloved memes in the history has died at the age of 9. Meet Keyboard Cat, Bento, and the story of his happy and successful life. 
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