Kim Kardashian’s ‘Heart Is Completely Broken’ Over Death of Kitten

Celebrity News Dec. 11, 2012 AT 5:30AM
Kim Kardashian and her kitten, Mercy. Kim Kardashian and her kitten, Mercy. Credit: Instagram

Just three months after the reality TV star was first seen cuddling the white Persian teacup kitty, Mercy, the reality TV star has shared the sad news that the cat, which was a gift from boyfriend Kanye West, has died.

"It is with deep sadness that I have to tell you all that my kitten, Mercy, has passed away," Kardashian posted in her blog on Friday. "My heart is completely broken."

In her post, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star detailed how she had actually given the cat away because she realized she was allergic to it. Because "I couldn't play with her or give her as much attention as I wanted to," the 32-year-old, who had dogs when she was married to Kris Humphries, sent Mercy to live with her sister Khloe Kardashian Odom's assistant, Sydney, who had recently lost a pet. However, soon after moving to her new home, Mercy developed a "stomach problem" that a vet later diagnosed as "rare stomach cancer." The illness is often associated with breeding.

"There was nothing we could do for her. Poor little Mercy died the very next day," Kardashian wrote. "Mercy was a gentle and loving kitten and we are all going to miss her so much. Thanks to Sydney for making Mercy's short life one filled with love."

Mercy first arrived on the scene in September and Kardashian soon made the feline part of her entourage. "With me being in Miami, Kanye knew I would need some company when he wasn't around, so he surprised me with her," she wrote on her blog at the time. The cat was named after the first single off West's latest album, Cruel Summer.

Kardashian recently shared that Mercy would be part of the upcoming season of "Kourtney & Kim Take Miami" when it hits the airwaves in January. So amid the usual fluff — spats with her sisters, personal appearances, and relationship drama — this sad story will play out and likely tug at your heartstrings.

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