Grumpy Cat Has Died, Following Years of Bringing Joy with Her Grumpiness

Alonzo Simpson
May 22, 2019

Users on the platform immediately reacted by posting countless photoshopped variations and since then the grumpy cat has been seen in several social media memes and posts. Today, Google shows more than 73 million results on the internet from which some are her photos.

The furry sensation's family announced her death on Twitter, saying: "We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat", the CNN quoted Tabatha Bundesen, Grumpy Cat's owner, as saying.

CORNISH: Within a year, Grumpy Cat was the spokes-cat for Friskies cat food, had a bestselling book and was named meme of the year at the Webby Awards. According to the Bundesens, "Ninety-nine percent of the time she is just a regular cat".

The mixed-breed cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, found fame when a photo of her as a kitten was posted on Reddit in September 2012, her website says.

SHAPIRO: She died from complications of a urinary tract infection.

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SAD NEWS this morning as an internet legend has passed away.

Grumpy starred alongside model Georgia May Jagger in her own movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas on Lifetime, which saw Aubrey Plaza voice the animal.

"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 are tough", Grumpy Cat's family said.

When Tabatha Bundesen announced the passing of Tardar Sauce, she posted a memorial post on Instagram. She did television commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios and took photos with hundreds of fans at South by Southwest. Estimates ranged from $1 million to $100 million, but Bundesen denied the $100 million estimate. There is no end to the number of online animals - from YouTube to www.explore.org and all the social media sites in between.

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