That's sad for Moz. I 've got 2 dogs 17 and 16 years old males (both fit) border collie and tibetan terrier border collie Cross and 16 year old tabby girl cat who is quite arthritic now and finds it hard to self groom as her teeth aren't great. Too sad when they eventually pass.
There is a light that never goes out. Wishing the very best for Dude on his journey to the great beyond, and to M burdened by the excruciating grief that comes from losing a cat. I know that feeling too well.
I'm in no way belittling the death of someone's family pet, but I imagine that due to his touring and living in hotels in different parts of the world for tax reasons, the relationship was fairly detached.