updated 6/22/2005 8:23:50 AM ET 2005-06-22T12:23:50

Gemini, the two-headed kitten born this month, is no more.

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Owner Lee Bluetear said she didn’t know what caused the death of the unusual creature, which died Thursday in the town of Glide, but she said the kitten appeared very tired and did not want to eat.

The story and photo of Gemini was distributed worldwide. “I couldn’t believe how much interest there really was,” Bluetear said.

Veterinarians initially gave Gemini a meager chance of one long life, let alone nine. Gemini was born with two mouths, two tongues, two noses and four eyes.

Bluetear, 40, said things looked good at first. Gemini initially appeared strong and was drinking milk.

“Everybody is totally amazed that this thing exists,” Bluetear said at the time.

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