Paul Gilbert’s guitar-loving cat, Juliette, has passed away

Paul Gilbert and his late cat, Juliette
(Image credit: Paul Gilbert/Instagram)

Paul Gilbert’s cat, Juliette, who was a firm favorite in many guitarists’ Instagram feeds, has passed away.

The Mr. Big virtuoso broke the news on Instagram, writing, “She was a wonderful, very funny, and very furry cat. She was certainly a source of joy in my family. Thank you for the many ‘likes’ that you gave to Juliette. She had unexpected health issues and passed away peacefully yesterday.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.