Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Has Died
The animal shot to fame in 2012 after a photo of her went viral on Reddit.
The internet sensation Grumpy Cat, who was adored for looking angry all the time, has died.
The cat, who was 7, reportedly died from complications after she contracted a urinary tract infection.
"She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha,” a statement on the cat’s Twitter read. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans forever.”
The Arizona cat’s mean expression made millions smiles after a photo of her went viral in 2012 through Reddit. Memes galore were born from the image.
She quickly began appearing on prime-time television shows like “American Idol” and “The Bachelorette.”
Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, suffered from dwarfism and an underbite, hence the permanent scowl.
The cat, who had an Instagram following of 2 million, even earned a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco after her viral fame.
Tabitha Bundesen, Grumpy's owner, was able to quit her job because of the cat's viral fame and started the company Grumpy Cat Limited. The company has reportedly earned millions.
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