“After 10 years, my beloved kitty Snuggles has passed away.”
You had a pet cat who just died. You're sad, so you post about it on social media.
After 10 years, my beloved kitty Snuggles has passed away.
Use the phrasal verb "pass away" to talk about someone dying in a polite way.
This is rude:
I'm so sorry to hear that your father died.
This is much more acceptable:
I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed away.
If you're talking about someone with no connection to you or to your listener, you can say that they "died":
Elvis Presley died in 1977.
When you talk about someone or something that you love, you can call it "my beloved ___". For example:
- my beloved husband of 25 years
- my beloved country
- my beloved children
- my beloved colleagues
This phrase sounds formal and poetic, so don't use it in regular everyday conversation. Use it in something like a formal speech at a wedding, in the introduction to a book that you wrote, in a written announcement of an anniversary, etc.
A cat can also be called a "kitty". The word "kitty" sounds cuter.