Grumpy Cat, The Internet's Grumpiest Legend, Has Died


"Some days are grumpier than others." 

Grumpy Cat, the face of countless memes and one of the Internet's most famous felines, died earlier this week due to complications from a urinary tract infection. The "celebricat" was just over seven years old when she passed away on Tuesday, May 14th, in the arms of her mother, Tabatha.

Grumpy Cat's family announced the news earlier today, stating that "her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere" and that Grumpy Cat "helped millions of people smile all around the world-even when times were tough." 


Grumpy Cat's perma-frown and tiny size (weighing less than five pounds) are due to a condition called dwarfism. 

Grumpy cat's real name was Tardar Sauce, and she rose to fame in 2012, when a post of her on Reddit went viral. She was just five months old. What followed was the creation of a Grumpy empire, fueled by countless memes featuring the feline's perpetual frown. 

But Grumpy Cat's world domination didn't just stop at the Internet. The feline cultural phenom made her way onto talk shows and often posed with other famous celebrities - of the human variety.

From Grumpy Cat books to a holiday movie featuring the frowning feline, Grumpy Cat had expanded her empire beyond the screens of the Internet.   

Needless to say, this tiny cat and her all-too-relatable state of grumpiness, will be missed by millions of her fans around the world. She will live on as an Internet legend.


Rest in peace, Grumpy Cat. Thank you for all the laughs; you made the world a grumpier (and better) place.


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  • Dória

    Fiquei muito triste. 💔 Chorei tanto, q fiquei c coceira nos olhos. Eu AMO esta gata RABUGENTO. 😻💗❤️💓💖💟. 😿😿😿😭😭

  • Josh Whitehurst

    I loved that little girl and she made it seem real with the memes. I’ll miss her lots 😢

  • Mary Norton

    it brought tears to my eyes to learn just now, that Grumpy Cat had died – that cat gave me so much joy – especially the wall calendar! – she will indeed live on in the hearts of millions and be greeting us all after we too, have crossed the Rainbow Bridge -

  • Sue Sybalski

    I was so devastated when I heard about grumpy cat she made me smile every day she always reminded me of my mama cat Sally! Just loved her calenders & her movie! She has passed way to soon she was beautiful & brought so much happiness to me & the world but she passed in peace in the arms of her beloved theirs so much peace with that I know first hand! Her legacy will live on!! So so sorry.Love you will miss you my friend & angel!!

  • Roxanne Zelinski

    rip beautiful grumpy cat/ tartar sauce. you will be forever missed

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