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The Death Of Kabosu / Doge

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Category: Event Status: Submission Year: 2024 Origin: Sakura, Japan Region: United States
Type: Disaster,
Tags: kabosu, doge, death, 18, japan, crypto, atsuko sato, dog, shibe, shiba inu, doge dead, kabosumama, kabochan, kabosu mama, reactions, memes, pet, animals,
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The Death Of Kabosu, also known as the Doge's Death, refers to the peaceful passing away of the Shiba Inu known as the meme Doge, whose real name is Kabosu, on May 24th, 2024. In the wake of her passing, many fans of hers, as well as enthusiasts of Dogecoin and other Doge-related memes, began to post memorials, fan art, tributes and their favorite memes from Dogelore as their way of paying respects. The dog's death also garnered considerable press and media coverage around the globe.


On May 3rd, 2024, the Instagram account belonging to Kabosu's owner, @Kabosumama[1] (Atsuko Sato), posted an image celebrating that Kabosu was 18 years and six months old. In the photo, showing Kabosu's now gray and white fur mixed with cloudy eyes, fans began to speculate as to the dog's health (Kabosu was notably diagnosed with cancer in late 2022), believing that the time would be coming up soon (shown below).

The last images posted to Instagram showing Kabosu alive came two weeks later, on May 19th, 2024, showing a trip to the park. In the pictures, Kabosu is seen having to use a walker to support her body, with fans speculating that she appeared to be in pain due to a perceived grimace in many of the pictures. That same day, X / Twitter user @willo_0x[2] posted the images and was amazed that Kabosu was still alive, saying that they looked like a zombie (shown below).

willo @willo_0x i'm sorry bro but kabosu literally looks like a zombie in these latest pics. how is she still alive $DOGE 4:51 AM • May 19, 2024 1,416 Views


On May 24th, 2024, Kabosumama (Atsuko Sato) posted an image to her Instagram[3] of a younger Kabosu smiling, saying that on the morning of May 24th, Kabosu passed away peacefully while being petted by her. The post ended by appreciating everyone over the years who has been a fan of Kabosu, and a later post[4] informed everyone that a memorial service would be taking place on Sunday, May 26th, from 1 to 4 p.m. (shown below, left and right).

kabosumama • Follow To all of you who loved Kabosu, On the morning of the 24th of May, Kabosu crossed the rainbow bridge. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. She went very peacefully without suffering, as if falling asleep while feeling the warmth of my hands petting her. Thank you all so much for loving Kabosu all these years. I am certain that Kabosu was the happiest dog in the world. That makes me the happiest owner in the world. I would like to express my deepest appreciation to everyone who has sent us much love to us. かぼすちゃんとおさんぽ #doge 柴犬 柴犬 18 高殿大 #cat #猫 #ペット #ライブドアインスタブロガー 3h See translation vaidrelis lol I dreaded this day. Kabosu was a wonderful dog. The Doge meme was what got me into meme culture when I was a kid. While everyone else had normal profile pictures of themselves on Facebook, from 2014-2016 mine was always an image of the Doge meme, because I just really loved that Liked by asfixiarr and others 3 hours ago Add a comment... Post Σ kabosumama ✶ ⚫ Follow kabosumama Farewell party for my sister. 行います。 5月26日(日) From 1:00 to 4:00 pm The place is Flower kaori (Narita City Public Hall) 駐車場はありません。 Put a parking lot in the neighborhood ご利用下さい。 #かぼすちゃんとおさんぽ #doge #柴犬 #柴犬18歳 #高齢犬 #cat #猫 #ペット #ライブドアインスタブロガー 8h See original paulbacera ✶ She was not a good girl. She was the best 7h 4,667 likes Reply View replies (14) el_leonziin 7h 2,378 likes Reply View replies (2) dimension_hopper_ As we gather here today in these comments, bear in mind that Kabosu would not want us to shed a tear nor a frown a sorrow frown. No, instead let us partake in a warm smile, the kind she has given us oh so many times throughout the years as we remember her legacy. She would want it best for people to continue smiling when they 69,623 likes 8 hours ago : Σ

Atsuko Sato also made a post on her blog[8] that same day announcing Kabosu's passing.

Online Reactions

Immediately upon hearing the news, fans of Kabosu and Doge began to mourn, transcending language and cultural barriers around the internet. For example, on May 24th, 2024, X user @SoySimpsonito[5] uploaded a picture of Homer Simpson staring up at a night sky while sitting on the roof of his car, pondering life, with Doge superimposed on the night sky, writing in Spanish that Kabosu had passed away (shown below).

Simpsonito @SoySimpsonito Kabosu, la perrita que inspiró los memes de Doge, ha muerto a los 18 años. Translate post @SoySIMPSONITO ...

Later that same day, X user @howlsnteeth[6] uploaded an original fan art of Kabosu and Laika, the first dog to be sent into space by the Soviet Union, while saying that they originally joked about Kabosu being as culturally impactful to humanity as Laika, but that they honestly do believe it, before paying their respects (shown below).

howls @howlsnteeth. Follow actually made a joke the other day about how X doge/kabosu is as important as laika to humanity. it's true tbh. live well much love such star howlsnteeth

On Reddit, numerous communities began posting about the passing with memes and other media, often referencing Dogelore or other meme-adjacent things.

On May 24th, 2024, Redditor u/uppsak[7] posted an image of Meme Heaven with Cheems, who had passed away in August 2023, welcoming Doge into heaven (shown below). That same day, a post to the /r/Dogelore[9] subreddit noting Kabosu's passing received over 11,000 upvotes and 200 comments in 10 hours.

Thanks Cheems Welcome to Heaven, Doge

The news of Kabosu's death also garnered widespread media coverage from outlets around the world. For example, AP News,[10] Deadline[11] and many other international news stations covered the story on May 24th, 2024 (examples seen below, left and right).


On May 26th, 2024, the memorial service was held for Kabosu. An image shared from KabosuMama's[12] Instagram page showed a long line of people trying to get into the memorial service, with the caption welcoming everyone who wanted to show up and encouraging them. The event went by with little fanfare, and a picture of the Doge monument from November was shared with it having received a lot of flowers (shown below, left and right).

Fe Pos kabosumama Follow れ AMARE 191 LLROUND フラワー Kaori kabosumama Is it flower kaori's farewell party? It's really crowded right now. We can meet Kapusu-chan until 16:00, so please don't sleep and come by ** Thank you in advance #かぼすちゃんとおさんぽ#かぼすちゃん 3d See original mulitmaaaaa The amount of people showing their support and mourning is astounding. What a legendary dog. Rip doge 3d 860 likes Reply gueroyyc I have a Shiba Inu named Josie. Everywhere we go I always overhear people saying "Look! It's a Doge!" Your Kabosu was truly loved around the world. 3d 145 likes Reply View replies (1) _norby_kun rest in peace kabosu sama you're best boi 3d 1 like Reply View replies (2) nostram8463 We will forever love you, thank you, enjoy your rest goodest girl. 3d 194 likes Reply ownthedoge Sending love 3d 153 likes Reply ઈ THINK HAPPY

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