At the age of nine, the piano sensation Keyboard Cat has sadly died.
While he was not perhaps the most technical pianist the world has seen in the past century, Keyboard Cat racked up nearly 90 million views on his official Youtube channel – which you can find here. Followers and admirers will be devastated to hear the news and a number of Keyboard Cat tributes have already been posted to commemorate him and his unique piano playing style. More are sure to flood the internet in the coming weeks and months.
The Humble Origins of Bento the Keyboard Cat
This sad news has brought to the attention to many the fact they this Keyboard Cat (whose actual name is Bento) wasn’t the original. The original Keyboard Cat had the same owner, Charlie Schmidt, who adopted both feline musicians from the local animal shelter. The original was called Fatso and died many years ago, the original video having been filmed back in the 1980s.
A Comment on Keyboard Cat
Classic FM commented on the sad situation as follows;
“In terms of exposure, Bento was one of the most viewed pianists on the planet. His playing may not have been virtuosic, but his star quality and unconventional technique would make him the envy of any working pianist.”
Pay Tribute to Keyboard Cat
If you would like to pay tribute to Bento the Keyboard Cat, then head over to Chase Direct and have a look at the range of keyboards and digital pianos available. There are instruments to suit every need and every price range so there is sure to be something that will suit your needs. If you need any help advice on finding an instrument that even Bento the Keyboard Cat would love, get in contact with the piano team at Chase Direct.