Dennis Avner AKA “Stalking Cat” (his Native American name), passed away on November 5. He was 54.
A former US Navy sonar technician, and programmer, Stalking Cat was famous for having had extensive cosmetic surgery to adopt the likeness of his totem animal, the tiger, in accordance with Huron traditions. His body modifications included a split lip, transdermal whisker-holding implants, dental surgery, and silicone injections. He was also extensively tattooed.
It is believed Avner took his own life.