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Viral Utah office cat 'Pompous Albert' dies

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Mar 30, 2022

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah cat who got famous on Instagram for his grumpy looks and charming personality passed away.

In a tribute on Instagram, the post stated that Albert is, "off to the rainbow bridge where I shall hang out with new friends eternally in a never ending sunny spot."

In 2017, FOX 13 News spoke to the Utah business where the cat lived. They said Albert was a sweetheart despite his scary looks.

"I was sweeter than I let on, but still loved biting & clawing hair & pushing things off desks," the Instagram post said. "I enjoyed my fame as it gave me all of you wonderful followers whom I felt were friends."

Pompous Albert is a selkirk rex breed of cat, and was adopted by the office after a coworker couldn't keep him any more, the Utah business told FOX 13 News in the original report.

The Pompous Albert account has over 308,000 followers from all over the world.