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Instagram-famous, two-faced kitten Biscuits and Gravy dies

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Biscuits and Gravy — the two-faced kitten who gained an instant Internet following when he was born in Oregon last week — has died, his owners announced Sunday.

“He was born with the longest of odds and by living nearly 4 days, he beat those odds,” an owner of Biscuits and Gravy announced on an Instagram page devoted to the feline.

A two-faced kitten named Biscuits and Gravy has passed away, his owners said.

A two-faced kitten named Biscuits and Gravy has passed away, his owners said.
(Instagram/@Biscuits_andgravy)

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“We thank all of you who have been so kind, prayed, and wished the best for Biscuits and Gravy,” the Instagram post read.

Biscuits and Gravy was known as a Janus cat, derived from the two-headed Roman god.

Janus cats suffer from a congenital defect called diprosopus — which results in a cranial duplication.

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Most kittens with the affliction don’t live longer than a day. Biscuits and Gravy ate well over the course of nearly four days, but could not put on weight, the Instagram post said.

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“It’s hard work for a little guy like him to support a large head with two complete faces.”

This story was originally published by the New York Post.

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