RIP Bento: the most talented keyboard cat we ever did see

Fondly known as Bento The Keyboard Cat, this furry friend has captured our hearts for many years by playing the keyboard with more determination than many human musicians we know.

Today, news has come through that Bento has sadly passed away.

Keyboard Cat

Bento The Keyboard Cat appeared on Steven Colbert’s show in 2009, and is one of the most celebrated figures in the animals-as-musicians community.

The news was broken by Bento’s owner Charlie Schmidt, who as you can imagine is truly devastated at his loss. Similarly, the news has left thousands of Bento fans as mere shells of their former beings.

To full appreciate Bento, here is a tribute film made in his honour, celebrating the significant contribution he made to the musical community.

Via Stoney Roads.