This is Gullie, short for Gulliver. Like Gulliver in Lilliputian Land, he was big-boned and solid with one of the densest furs of any cat I've ever seen but belying his imposing physique, he was a shy and timid cat. Gullie belongs to a friend of mine, she heard a "thump" from upstairs yesterday, did not think much of it - after all, he was a big cat - but found him dead on the floor by the side of the bed later that day. By the time she found him, rigor mortise had set in. She and her neighbors buried him in the quiet corner of her garden today and sent him off with a shaman ritual with herbs and a drum.
I knew Gullie for quite some time and in the past few years, he has come to accept my presence. Rest in peace in Cat Heaven Gullie, I will miss you.
I'm so sorry to hear that Gullie is gone!