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Fat cats: pictures of tubby tabbies and other flabby felines

It's a sad day for cat lovers: Meow, a fat feline made famous by Anderson Cooper has passed away. A look back at him, and other flabby kitties who have made headlines

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Meow, a 39-pound cat in New Mexico, died on the weeked from complications of morbid obesity.

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Hercules was picked up by animal services after he got him stuck in a pet door while trying to plunder some dog food. While under care, he earned the nickname Goliath.

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Nancy Garon holds Tiny in Rusagonis, N.B., on Thursday, February 23, 2012. The fat feline came to the shelter weighing more than 30 pounds. He's been steadily losing weight ever since.

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This 44-pound cat was found wandering in Voorhees, N.J., in July 2008. Nicknamed Prince Chunk, he eventually found a home with a new family.

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Chester, a 31-pound orange tabby, became a tourist attraction in Port Aransas, Tex., in June 2006.

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This big cat was one of seven animals in a weight-loss competition in Britain to promote animal health, sponsored by the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Anilmals.

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This is Delaware, another tubby tabby, who was featured in The Globe and Mail back in 2001. At the time, his owner Jodi Haydon said he weighed 24 pounds (10.9 kilograms).

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Hitomi, an Exotic shorthair cat, wears a cow outfit during a beauty pageant at a cat park in Tokyo.

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