He was a Devonport superstar, and Benjamin the cat will be remembered in death at a celebration of his life on Thursday.

The much-loved Devonport Library cat died aged 17 late last month. It is understood he died after being run over.

Benjamin has made his home at the library for more than a decade, first at the former library building and then in the new building, where a cat door for his use was included at the request of the community.

The celebration of his life will begin at 6pm on Thursday in the reserve behind the library, and will take place "rain or shine", according to a public notice.


Sue Parr, Devonport Library's manager, said Benjamin will be greatly missed by the library and the wider Devonport community.

"If he wasn't at the library, he could often be found visiting the local chemist, the bank or one of the many cafes.

"The community have always been very generous in assisting with his vet care and food costs, and we will all miss him dearly."