Grumpy Cat, the internet's most famous feline, has died.
The blue-eyed cat, whose permanent scowl won over everyone's heart and brought smiles to millions of people around the world after
becoming one of the most well-known memes on social media, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (May 14) at home in her mother
Tabatha's arms. She was 7 years old.
You may like a tribute to Grumpy
The feline first rose to fame in 2012 after her owner posted a photo of her looking very miserable on Reddit. The post quickly went viral and became an internet meme that's still popular to this day. She even got her very own book deal, a video game, and a Lifetime movie
called Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.
Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
Despite her doctor's best efforts to save her, Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, died after suffering complications from a recent urinary tract infection that became "too tough for her to overcome," according to an official statement released by her family on
Friday morning (May 17).
Grumpy Cat died pic.twitter.com/TC0qsgtNOy
— Kristen (@reddaughterx) May 17, 2019
goodbye grumpy cat pic.twitter.com/2LmoYXM1Rr
— shitty watercolour (@SWatercolour) May 17, 2019
Oh no the grumpy cat has died 😫 pic.twitter.com/X5rdn5I6Pw
— Nikki (@Nikki_2204_) May 17, 2019
me: oh grumpy cat is trending? what’s he up to?
grumpy cat: has died
— jay ⎊ (@webslinginstark) May 17, 2019
just found out that grumpy cat died pic.twitter.com/OZ7n9qntdj
— oli (@Iuvcrimez) May 17, 2019
::spends all day scrolling through abortion tweets, oscillating between rage & depression:: “Just one more look before I go to bed. Maybe something good happened today.” ::reads that Grump Cat died:: ::stares at ceiling unblinking until turns into skeleton::
— Brandie⚡️Posey (@Brandazzle) May 17, 2019
We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat," the owners wrote. “Besides being our baby and a
cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world—even when times were tough.
Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."
Michelle Elza This breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. Tardar brought a smile to my face at times when no one else could with that adorable little mug and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Thank you for sharing her with the world. Rest in peace, little one
Tiffy Lloyd R.I.P grumpy cat. Thanks for bring laughter to not only me but millions of people around the world. You'll be dearly remembered by all of us. Rest now sweet kitty. Love and condolences to the family
Andrea Ford Thank you for sharing her with us. Her adorable grumpiness and sweetness brought joy into my and so many other's lives. I hope she's frolicking in cat heaven with my beloved Josie. Sending love to all who loved her
Caryn Spriggs Rest in peace gorgeous girl. You have given so many people such joy and you were such an angel on earth … now it is time to get your wings. Hugs for your grieving family … I know you will watch over them forever.
Felicity Jill Murphy I am so sorry for your loss. Grumpy Cat first became known to me by a friend who called me to come to her house for a cup of tea and a much needed good laugh. Both of us cat mummies. She sat me at her computer, cup of tea to my right hand, and started a video of Grumpy Cat. I laughed and I cried. Thank you Grumpy Cat. Safe Journey across the rainbow bridge.
Alex Fulford I am so very sorry for your loss, she was so young and brought so much love and happiness to to world. May her spirit always live on through you