Sad news just in as the cat who starred in Pet Sematary has passed away.
Leo the cat played the undead version of ‘Church’ in the 2019 version of the film.
His trainer Kirk Jarrett, who adopted Leo after filming and set him up an Instagram account, announced his passing to his 16,000 followers.
He wrote: “It is with deep sadness that we tell you that Leo has passed away. He will be forever missed by his human and fur family. May his star always shine bright.”
Animal lovers are so upset after hearing the news and flooded the post with comments.
Although during shooting four different cats were used, it was Leo who used for the super creepy film posters.
Kirk said previously:
“Leo is a confident sit-stay cat. His role is as the undead Church; that was his whole purpose, to be the poster child. The cat you see all across the different platforms, and in the trailer, almost any time he’s in in the undead makeup – that was Leo.”
Animal trainer Melissa Millett added:
“Part of it was that he’s just got such a cool look, different from any other cat I’ve seen. He’s got this beautiful face, and these eyes that are so expressive.
“But during the training phase, you look at yourself as a coach, and you figure out the strengths of all your team members. We did end up using Leo for almost all of the undead stuff.”
The film ‘Pet Sematary’ is based on a Stephen King book of the same name and tells the story of doctor Louis Creed (played in this version by Jason Clarke) who moves to Maine with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two kids.
Unknown to the family, they’ve moved near to a supernatural burial ground.