Publicado: 11-13-2012 10:55 PM
Dennis Avner, the Nevada man who spent years trying to morph his body into that of a cat has died. He was 54. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Avner underwent a series of radical body modification procedures to make himself look like a female cat, from whiskers and ears to a mechanical tail. His body was found in his home in Tonopah on November 5. His cause of death has not yet been revealed, yet some are speculating that up speculation that Avner may have killed himself. Shannon Larratt, the former editor and publisher of BMEzine and friend of Avner, wrote in a blog post: 'A wonderful and complex person, he was at times as troubled as he was remarkable, and he recently took his own life at the age of 54.' His surgeries were done by Steve Haworth, an artist and pioneer of body modification techniques. While Avner worked as a computer programmer, he often appeared at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! events around the world. 'I meditate and travel in my astral body, and after that I work out at the gym. I go for a walk with my best girlfriend, I get home, and I make dinner for the man I love. 'Then I spend some more time on the Internet, do some reading and meditating, and go to bed.' While many people were skeptical of Miss Lukyonova's porcelain looks, wondering if she was an simply an internet Photoshop creation, V magazine was able to track her down through an anonymous source.