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

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"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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33 comments


  • Jessica

    I am so sorry! I will miss Grump cat! She helped me get through difficult times. I have 3 stuffed grumpy cats. I have shirts, weather programs,and calendars of Grumpy Cat. I really will miss her. RIP sweet Kitty!


  • Denise Tripodis

    My heart is broken!!! I’m so very sorry to hear about you terrible loss of little Grumpy Cat (Tardar Sauce)!!! Such a special kitty . . . I have bought so many things over the years from cards to the stuffed animals, and have and read card after card, hysterically laughing at each and every one! My heart aches for you, her family, bcoz I know how awful it is to lose such a rare and special pet anand I’m so sorry . . . so VERY sorry! To little Hrumpy Cat . . . I will love you forever and you’ll stay in my heart always! I will never forget you! Run and play with the other kitties in heaven – I have a few up there too. You are precious and wonderful and I will always love you! God bless your heart and soul. Now you are well and will be able to Rest In Peace. You left us way too soon and it’s not fair for you and your family who loved you so much! And to all of us who loved you so much! Now you are an Angel kitty! 😇🙏🏻😥😿


  • Gail S Goodman

    Do something really special…look and find an older cat that needs adoption, the owner may have died. Recently a 90 year old woman with a 7 year old cat died and the family lives in Calif. The troopers didn’t want to leave the cat there so neighbors suggested I could help. They brouoght Nano back in my carrier. The neice didn’t know what to do because the designated future owner was sick and not accepting cats anymore. Neice was looking for no kill shelter and I said WHAT! She is here with me being loved and fostered and I’ll find her a great home. I got Nano thru her grief and not eating and drinking. I went slowly and over the two months we grew to love eachother. I already have 5 cats and wanted Nano to have her own family. And I found a younger couple that fell inlove with her picture.s They came an spent an hour with her. I took Nano to her new home with all her things so she could see this was her new home. They are so thrilled and so am I.At 7 years old it isn’t easy. The new owner says “She comes when I call her!” They built a special spot for her to look out the window.and now they are a family. It took a lot of work and love. So do what you can in honor ofGrumpy. If you decide to get a young cat adopt two. You’ll be glad you did. I also help with a small group of community cats that are spayed and neutered. All the kittens were taken,socialized neutered and found loving homes. We take food to the group[ everyday and water. This is called TNR They livw outside because they are feral but are happy and healthy. They also have a shelter and feeding station. We just do this because they are life and they didn’t ask to be feral or abandoned.


  • Stacey Dillingham

    Grumpy Cat, you pawed your way into the hearts of millions.You will be missed by countless,
    Your memory will live in our heart forever.
    You will never be forgotten.

    RIP TARDAR SAUCE


  • Stacey Dillingham

    Grumpy Cat, you pawed your way into the hearts of millions.You will be missed by countless,
    Your memory will live in our heart forever.
    You will never be forgotten.

    RIP TARDAR SAUCE


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