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‘Coronation Street’ cat ashes auction off for $1,279

A British buyer paid $1,279 for the ashes of Frisky the cat, who starred in the British soap opera “Coronation Street.” The cat died in 2000, after appearing in the show’s credits for 11 years.
/ Source: Reuters

The ashes of Frisky, the cat who starred in the opening credits of soap opera Coronation Street, have sold to a British buyer for 844 pounds ($1,279), the auctioneers told Reuters. Dominic Winter auctioneers expected the cat's remains to fetch between 100 and 150 pounds. Frisky died in 2000, aged 14, after appearing in the credits of the world's longest-running soap for 11 years. As well as Frisky's ashes in a wooden casket, the lot included a cremation certificate and publicity shots with Coronation Street actors.