It was followed by “The World According to Bob,” “A Gift from Bob” and “The Little Book of Bob.” Together, the four books sold more than 8 million copies in 40 languages, the publisher said.
“A Street Cat Named Bob” was turned into a movie of the same name, starring Luke Treadaway as Bowen and Bob as himself. A sequel, ”A Gift From Bob,” is due for release later this year.
Bowen said in a statement that “Bob saved my life. It’s as simple as that.”
“He gave me so much more than companionship,” Bowen said. “With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I’d been missing. The success we achieved together through our books and films was miraculous. He’s met thousands of people, touched millions of lives. There’s never been a cat like him. And never will again.
“I feel like the light has gone out in my life. I will never forget him.”