Steve Cash Bio

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Steve Cash
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Birthday: November 14, 1979 (Scorpio)

Born In: Oakland, California, United States

Steve Cash was an American YouTuber, musician and animal lover widely loved for his video series, Talking Kitty Cat, in which he engaged in funny “conversations” with his cynical but talkative cat, Sylvester. Apart from the duo, the videos often featured his other pets, including his dog Shelby and his other cats: Gibson, Random Kitty, Gibbyson, and GG. With his unique ability of capturing well-timed reactions from his pets and putting hilarious voiceovers to the clips, he entertained a large fan base which keeps growing even after his sudden death. As a musician, he played guitar for the band, Pause For The Cause, and often sang and rapped in his videos. Steve, who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression, took his own life on April 16, 2020.

Quick Facts

Died At Age: 40

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Celia DeCosta

siblings: Casey, Kelly

Born Country: United States

Died on: April 16, 2020

place of death: Oakland, CA, United States

Diseases & Disabilities: Bipolar Disorder

U.S. State: California

Cause of Death: Suicide

Career

Steve Cash joined YouTube on December 1, 2007 with his channel stevecash83 and uploaded his first video, The Mean(er) Kitty Song, a rap about how his cat was always after his life, on December 5th. While he mentioned that he cannot dance and hates rap, he showcased his musical talent on more songs in the following months, including two “Computer Rap” songs. On March 4, 2008, he posted his first “Talking Kitty Cat” video, Wake up kitty!, in which he tried to wake up his angry cat Sylvester. However, the next video in the series will come more than two years later on March 18, 2010.

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In the meantime, Steve Cash posted over a dozen videos of different types, including a 44 Second Introduction of himself through another rap song, a Shameless Self Promotion Vlog in which he complained about his camera-shy friends, a video titled Sibling Rivalry to talk about his relationship with his sister Kelly, and so on.

On May 23, 2008, he also made a second channel, stevecashblog, to capture his random thoughts, but only uploaded a couple dozen videos on the channel during the next two years. On his main channel, he continued to post more videos in the “Talking Kitty Cat” series, which had earned viral fame and was undoubtedly the most popular among his fans. He went on to rename his channel after the series and created a whole fictional universe surrounding his various pets, but also had other series like “Sylvester's Diary” and the “4Steve Series” that were equally funny and entertaining.

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Family & Personal Life

Steven Cash was born on November 14, 1979 in Oakland, California, United States and was raised near Las Vegas, Nevada. He grew up alongside older sisters Kelly and Casey. Passionate about music, he joined the band, Pause For The Cause, as a guitarist after completing his school graduation. He briefly lived in Boise, Idaho before moving to Meridian, where he made the majority of his “Talking Kitty Cat” videos. He later settled with his family in Nampa, Idaho in December 2016. He was in a longtime relationship with Celia DeCosta, whom he had met in 2009. While the two were married for a long time and she appeared in some of his videos, his fans were not aware of his marriage until much later. He did not have any child with her, but had step-children and step-grandchildren through her from her previous relationships. He lived with his wife and their several pets, including cats Sylvester, Gibson, Random Kitty, Gibbyson, and GG, as well as Shelby the dog.

Mental Health Issues & Death

While responding to a fan comment on Instagram in 2019, Steve Cash had revealed that he was “just bipolar. I’m on a manic up right now. When I go back into depression I’ll vacate everything.” He later addressed his 9-month-long hiatus from YouTube by further talking about suffering from bipolar disorder and depressions in a video. He explained that he often had “manic ups” that eventually led to “a really, really, really deep depression”, affecting his ability to make videos. In November 2019, he made a follow-up Facebook post in which he revealed, “My bipolar is in a full low swing. I want so badly to finish the videos I'm working on, but depression is making it nearly impossible.” However, he assured his fans that “It won't last forever”. A few months later on April 16, 2020, at the age of 40, he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. It was confirmed by his wife through a Facebook post the same day. While his fans immediately poured in with heartfelt messages on his older videos, a viewing was held for him at the Nampa Funeral Home later that month. His infamous cat Sylvester died months later on December 10, 2020.

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