'Stalking Cat' Daniel Avner found dead in apparent suicide after years of body modification to look like a feline
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A man who spent years modifying his face and body to look like a cat has died in an apparent suicide.
Daniel Avner, who was better known as Stalking Cat, was found dead in his Nevada home last week.
People who modify themselves to the extreme must have some type of mental problem. I don't know who his plastic surgeon was,but he should be in jail!
He didn't need a plastic surgeon, all that work is legal for a tattoo/mod artist to do.
Couple a mental quirk or instability with a close relationship/advice from a known or revered authority on supernatural/spiritual concepts and death is often the result.
Remember Jim Jones? Or David Koresch? Charles Manson?
Stacie, in our society anyone who kills themselves is said to have mental health issues due to the mainstream attitudes towards death and the unpleasant fact that someone else has to clean up the mess. There have been several cultures which had different attitudes towards death and proscribed rituals surrounding the act and as such it was viewed as a choice an individual made for themselves.
Just because you personally don't find someone's body modifications to be in line with your own aesthetic sense does not make them wrong. I believe that people own their bodies and to be told otherwise is what happens to strike me as an extreme offense.
I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Stalking Cat. I'm sorry they will have to endure insults and virtual harassment from total strangers who feel it necessary to belittle their loved one on the occasion of his passing. I hope that those who chose to do so never find themselves in the same situation.
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