The world's oldest cat, Tiffany Two, dies at 27

Happy birthday Tiffany Two! The world's oldest cat, held here by her owner Sharon Voorhees, turned 27 years old today. (Guinness Book of World Records / ABC News)

Tiffany Two, the world's oldest cat, has died at 27 years, two months and 9 days old, according to ABC News.

Owner Sharron Voorhees says Tiffany Two passed away in her sleep on May 22nd.

"She spent her last days laying either on the deck or down in the yard," owner Sharron Voorhees said. "She used to sleep right next to me every night. But in recent months she slept in the middle of the staircase, or, most recently, she had taken up residence on the dog's huge pillow-bed in the living room. But that night she slept next to me on her heated pad. And that is where she passed."

"I feel okay about everything," she added. "I did have a long time with her and I feel the end was as perfect as it can be without morbidity. She just loved me to pieces and was clearly devoted to me."

Tiffany Two was born on March 13, 1988 in California, and the Voorhees bought her from a local pet shop for $10. She was named after the family's first cat, which died in the 1970s.

She was named the oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records in October, 2014, but was still a 11 years shy of the all-time record set by a cat named Cream Puff who lived to the age of 38.

Guinness is working to figure out which cat will inherit Tiffany Two's title.

"Guinness World Records is saddened to hear that Tiffany Two, the holder of oldest cat living record, has passed away in her sleep at the age of 27 years 2 months 20 days," a representative from Guinness told ABC News today in a statement.

"We are currently investigating and verifying the potential successors for the oldest living cat title and will announce this once we're in a position to do so. We welcome applications for this title on our website, www.guinnessworldrecords.com."
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