Grumpy Cat, real name Tarder Sauce, gained global fame in 2012 when photos of her went viral.
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Grumpy Cat, the adorably grouchy-looking meme machine kitty, has passed away. The family of the dearly departed cat said she suffered complications from a urinary tract infection. She died on Tuesday at the age of seven.
Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
Her world-famous expression was the result of a birth defect, and Grumpy’s owners parlayed her popularity into a multimillion-dollar empire, with merchandise, books and a Lifetime movie. As you might expect, tributes flooded in following the news of her passing.
goodbye grumpy cat pic.twitter.com/2LmoYXM1Rr
— shitty watercolour (@SWatercolour) May 17, 2019
— Greeshma Megha M.S (@GreeshmaMegha) May 17, 2019
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) May 17, 2019