Shiro, a Japanese cat known for his relaxed and chill personality, has sadly passed away at the age of 18 on March 2, 2020. Shiro became famous on social media for his ability to fall asleep no matter when or where—photos of him balancing flowers, fruits, and even frogs on his head while sleeping or relaxing put a smile on the faces of millions of people. Despite the fact that most cats are quite lazy, people on the internet were still often amazed at how chill and Zen Shiro was. No wonder the handsome boy has more than one Instagram account dedicated to him and his flamboyant portraits. Shiro's full name, Shironeko, means "white cat" in Japanese. The "white cat" has led a pretty chill life in Japan alongside his cat siblings and (clearly) loving owners.

Naturally, many are very saddened by the fact that Shiro passed away. "Before Smudge Lord, this is the best meme lord. Rest in peace, master!" one person on Facebook comments. "He lived Zen and achieved Zen," someone noted.

To remember Shiro and his best moments, Bored Panda has made you a list of 35 photos of the Zen cat, so scroll down below to see them all and vote for the ones that you like the most!

More info: Instagram

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Luna Lovegood
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3 weeks ago

my naym is cat/ I found a freg/ he rest on hed/ we do a blep

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graye b
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3 weeks ago

rest in peace, baby boy

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Craptavaganza
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3 weeks ago

Cuteeeeeeeeeee

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Gina MH
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3 weeks ago

The true cabbage patch angel-cat! Bless u fur baby.

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

bath boi bath boi wutcha gonna do, wutcha gonna do when they come for you

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

i will be happy now i was thinking sad things

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

berry boi

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

its bob ross (who is also dead, sadly)

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

fruity boi

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Luna Lovegood
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3 weeks ago

aaaaaw :)

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

great, just great

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

is that vanilla?

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

cupcake cat

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nala simba
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2 weeks ago

Mmmmmmm!

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

YES

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

This is just so sweet!

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

flour

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

b a s k e t

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

So sweet and he's sleeping thru it all.

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

m l e m

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Lululoohoo
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3 weeks ago

boop!

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BASTIAN MACIEL
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3 weeks ago

hes awesome

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

I can't believe he lets his owners decorate him like this! And still asleep!

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

He sure does like his baskets. Whoever owned them before, he owns them now.

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GamerX
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2 weeks ago

Boop da snoot

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Pheonix
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3 weeks ago

Wish I could boop that nose <3

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

I wish I had his power over sleep.

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Mikaela Stewart
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3 weeks ago

awww, but are we not gonna talk about the red stuff around him.......?

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TheDragonInTown
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2 weeks ago

What does dat mean?

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

It looks like the flower is tickling him, and he just sleeps on!

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Mikaela Stewart
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3 weeks ago

AWW xD

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Lois Pitts
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3 weeks ago

Did the cat have eyes that could open?

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

He just falls asleep where he is!

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Marlene Ricker
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2 weeks ago

He's been asleep so long, a flower is growing out of his head!

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TheDragonInTown
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2 weeks ago

Hahahahah!