(iWIDK By Allie Beauregard) – After pushing his physical boundaries for years, a man famous for resembling a wild cat was found dead by unknown causes.
On November 5 Dennis Anver, 54, or “Stalking Cat” as his Native American name translates, was found dead after what is believed to have been a suicide inside his home in Tonopah, NV.
Anver had appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records, on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and several other shows profiling incredible, but bizarre, cosmetic body alterations people had undergone.
Over the years, in an attempt to become in tune with his deep connection to animals and nature, Anver had completely reconstructed his face through multiple surgeries and covered his body in tattoos.
Anver worked under the knife of body modifier and artist Steve Haworth who performed on Anver “bifurcation (splitting) of his upper lip, surgical pointing of the ears, silicone cheek and forehead implants, tooth filing, tattoos, and facial piercings,” reported the Herald Sun.
The resulting product: a tiger.
The surgeries cost a fortune to Anver, not only to his wallet but to his health. Still, the man wished to embody his spiritual beliefs.
Shannon Larrett, a friend of Anver, remembers and honors him, sharing that ”Dennis’s boundary-breaking life was never an easy one, and as he was fond of saying, he ‘found fame, but never fortune’.”