He was 18 years old-- wow! http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/20/socks-feline-face-clinton-white-house-dead/ I remember being a fifth grader watching this program called something like "The Kids Talk with President Clinton" shortly after his inauguration. Anyway, near the end of the program President Clinton had Chelsea and Socks come out. One of the kids asked him if he liked Socks, and Clinton made some comment along the lines of how he doesn't like cats. As a huge cat lover, I was horrified and decided that I didn't like the president very much. I have a soft spot in my heart for tuxedo cats: one of them adopted us 8 years ago and promptly took over my parents' home. She has a little white mark under her nose that looks like a heart on its side. I'm also very partial to orange kitties.