The reality star tweeted a touching photo of him with cute Prince and said he will miss him “forever”
The reality TV star seemed understandably heartbroken as he went on to share an adorable picture of him with his pet Prince, who had gone missing recently.
Sadly, it wasn’t a happy ending for Joey, who revealed the upsetting news to fans alongside the sweet snap, adding that he will miss the cat “forever”.
He wrote: “I will miss you forever my beautiful little cat Prince… R.I.P … love you always x (sic)”
I will miss you forever my beautiful little cat Prince ❤️ R.I.P ❤️ love you always x pic.twitter.com/FIy4tyaE53
— Joey Essex (@JoeyEssex_) April 4, 2016
Joey had appealed to his followers and fans over the weekend after the cat went missing “again”, and even called for help finding him.
He tweeted on Friday: “My cat @PrinceEssex has got lose again or stolen. I have been looking for him all morning. Please help find him (sic)”
The following day, the search had become more desperate, with Joey adding: “My cat @PrinceEssex has been lost for 2 days now… Please help#helpfindPrinceEssex (sic)”
My cat @PrinceEssex has been lost for 2 days now… Please help #helpfindPrinceEssex pic.twitter.com/Vvrw5aSkSo
— Joey Essex (@JoeyEssex_) April 2, 2016
The Bengal cat himself had become a popular star in its own right, with an impressive 23,100 followers on Twitter.
Many fans showed sympathy for Joey, with one fan tweeting: “Sorry to hear, always devastating when you lose a pet”