From The Daily Mail UK.
Dennis Avner, the Nevada man who spent years trying to morph his body into that of a cat has died. He was 54.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Avner underwent a series of radical body modification procedures to make himself look like a female cat, from whiskers and ears to a mechanical tail.
His body was found in his home in Tonopah on November 5.
Avner’s operations have included bifurcation (splitting) of his upper lip, surgical pointing of the ears, sillicone cheek and forehead implants, tooth filing, tattoos, and facial piercing.
Avner, from Tonopah, Nevada, likes to go by his Indian name ‘Stalking Cat.’
‘I am Huron and following a very old tradition have transformed myself into a tiger,’ he said on his now-defunct website.
……His cause of death has not yet been revealed, yet some are speculating that Avner may have killed himself. Shannon Larratt, the former editor and publisher of BMEzine and friend of Avner, wrote in a blog post: ‘A wonderful and complex person, he was at times as troubled as he was remarkable, and he recently took his own life at the age of 54.’
His surgeries were done by Steve Haworth, an artist and pioneer of body modification techniques.
Oh, dear gawd.
Anyone who does that kind of permanent shit to their appearance has some serious mental issues. Haworth, the assclown who abetted this surgical deformity ought to be put out of business.