Famous Fat Cat ‘Prince Chunk’ Dies

The fattest cat in all the land, a plump feline named Prince Chunk who has appeared on morning talk shows such as Good Morning America and in People magazine, died in his sleep on Sunday. Clocking in at 44 pounds, just shy of the world record, Chunk first gained weight after his owner lost his home to foreclosure and he was brought to a pet shelter in New Jersey. More than 500 families competed to adopt him, and he was eventually taken in by the Damiani family, who created a nonprofit in his name to help prevent animal homelessness. He was about 10 years old and had been diagnosed with heart disease.