Snacks, the cat that ruled indie-rock at the start of the 2010s, has passed away.
The pet of Best Coast‘s Bethany Cosentino, Snacks appeared on the cover of the band’s 2010 debut album ‘Crazy For You’ and more recently for the single, ‘Leading’. He also featured on the artwork for Wavves‘ ‘King of the Beach’.
“I always knew this day would come, but I hoped it never would. I said goodbye to my angel baby Snacks this afternoon,” Cosentino wrote on social media. “He was not just my cat. He belonged to all of you. He was the third member of this band. Our mascot. Our cover star. Our merch king.”
“He meant everything to me and I’m going to miss him so much, but I know he will live on forever by way of the legacy he created simply by being himself. He loved you all so much and he knew you loved him. 14 wonderful years. I’m so honored that I got to be his mom. I love you forever Snacks. Long live the king.”
Wavves’ Nathan Williams also shared his thoughts, writing: “We lost a legend today. I hate this app but there are literally thousands of you fans with this cat tattooed on their bodies and they will carry his spirit with them. Legends never die. I love you Snacks. See you on the other side brother.”
Rest in peace, Snacks. Never forgotten.