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Grumpy Cat, The Internet Celebrity That Launched A Thousands Memes, Is Dead At 7

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Grumpy Cat, The Internet Celebrity That Launched A Thousand Memes, Is Dead At 7
Grumpy Cat, one of the internet’s most famous and beloved cat, one with the perpetually miserable mug and the face of countless memes, died this week at the age of 7 due to complications with a urinary tract infection her owners said.

Grumpy Cat’s owners announced her death on Friday through social media , with a post celebrating how her unique disposition “helped millions of people smile all around the world.”

"We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat," Tabatha Bundesen, Grumpy Cat's owner, said.

The “grumpy” cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce shot to fame after a Reddit post went viral in 2012, when she was just five months old.

Users immediately reacted by posting many Edited variations on the original, while the photo's Imgur page reached 1,030,000 views in its first 48 hours and on the same day, the Bundesen family posted video clips of Tardar Sauce on YouTube, which had millions of views.

"It was suggested that the original photo was Photoshopped, so we posted a few videos on YouTube," the owners said on the official Grumpy Cat website.

“Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile around the world — even when times were tough,” her owners said.

A post shared by Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat) on

Grumpy Cat appeared on several US TV shows, including Today and Good Morning America, drew crowds at SXSW, people stood in line for hours to get their pictures taken with her, while she mostly ignored her fans and appeared in promotions for Cheerios and Friskies.

At one point, Lifetime even made a Grumpy Cat holiday movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. It was directed by the guy who made the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunksmovie, and it had Aubrey Plaza voicing Grumpy Cat.

Grumpy Cat's family says she "passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha."

"Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere," they added.

Within hours of the announcement, Grumpy Cat was the top trending topic on Twitter worldwide.At the time of her death, Grumpy Cat had 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and 8.5 million on Facebook.

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