Grumpy Cat Dies at Age 7. The Internet Mourns and Makes Memes

GrumpyTardar Sauce, otherwise known to the world as Grumpy Cat who was an internet legend died on May 15, 2019. Grumpy from urinary tract infection complications in Arizona. Grumpy was seven years old.

Grumpy’s owners Tabitha, Chrystal, and Bryan announced the sad news on Instagram by saying first that “some days are grumpier than others. It followed with a post saying they had to announce the unfortunate news that Grumpy had died.

Despite bringing the cat to top veterinarians, she developed complications after she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. The disease was too much for the cat to overcome.aab

Grumpy died in the arms of her mother Tabitha peacefully on the morning of May 15.

The post continued by saying Grumpy was not only an essential member of the family, but she also helped millions of people all over the world when they were going through tough times.

Ending they said Grumpy’s spirit would live on in all of the cat’s fans.

Grumpy’s mother, Tabitha Bundesen, said her famous facial expression was the result of feline dwarfism.

The cat received its nickname from the permanent grumpy expression oh her face had millions of fans from around the world and 2.4 million followers on Instagram.

In 2012, the cat’s owner Bryan posted a photo of the cat on Reddit in 2012, and the cat quickly became an internet star.

Grumpy cat toured the world, making numerous television appearances, and starred in 2014 in a Christmas film. The cat was worth at least $100M and had her own book “Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book” was a guide to teach the reader how to obtain their ‘true grumpiness’ from the cat was the self-appointed ‘master of a bad attitude.’

The cats follow up book “The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat” advised the reader how one should always have a partner in crime. Another person you can turn to and blame when you do something and questions are asked.

The cat became the ‘spokescat’ for Friskies cat food and an iced coffee called the “Grumppuccino” was named after her produced by United States coffee company Grenade.

Grumpy cat sued in 2018 Grenade for breaking their contract and using the image of the cat too much after it began to use the cats face on other products the family did not agree on.

The owners won $710,000 in the lawsuit for breaching copyright.

In 2015, a wax figure of the cat was placed in Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in San Francisco, California.

The world took to Twitter to tweet condolences:

Arnauld Sequen tweeted: “We all love you. Your internet family will always love you.”

Matt V Skywalker tweeted: “I am so sorry. Thank you for sharing with the enter world your beloved cat. We all mourn with the family.

NML VGTBL MNRL tweeted: “I really loved that cat. I had the honor and absolute pleasure of once meeting her, and it is something that I will never forget. I will not forget I saw the face of that cat. I learned and had grown so much from her, and I am devastated and so deeply sad to have hard that she has passed away. I love you always Tartar Sauce! Long live forever, Grumpy Cat!”

Sei tweeted: We all love you, and we will always love you so very much. Rest in Peace, our beloved Grumpy Cat.”

Written by Barbara Sobel

Sources:

ladbible: Cat Has Passed Away Confirm Owners
BBC: Cat internet legend dies
Daily Mail: Grumpy Cat is DEAD: World mourns as internet’s most famous feline passes away aged seven after amassing a $100MILLION fortune and sparking countless memes

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