"Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere," the owner of the grumpy cat had released a statement, resonating the same thoughts on how much we will miss her.
Grumpy Cat was an internet legend. The feline that paved the way for thousands of memes for her permanent scowl, has sadly passed away at the age of 7, her owners confirmed. She had suffered complications from a urinary tract infection and died on Tuesday, as reported by BBC.
Some days are grumpier than others... pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
“We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat. Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome," the owners released a statement on Twitter.
“Besides being our baby and a cherished memory of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough. Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."
The world is saying goodbye to one of the most popular animals of all-time: Grumpy Cat.— ABC News (@ABC) May 17, 2019
The famous kitty who had millions of followers on social media has died at the age of 7, her family announced. https://t.co/YvMwtVWvrl pic.twitter.com/HrkA9L3jml
Her real name was Tardar Sauce but she was known across the world as Grumpy Cat. She rose to fame after a Reddit post went viral in 2012 when she was just five months old. And from there, there was no turning back.
She had a world-famous expression that happened due to a birth defect. However, this did not stop Grumpy Cat from anything as she soon took over the world of memes --eventually turning his expression into a multimillion-dollar empire. This also paved the way for quite a few merchandises, books, and a Lifetime movie.
Grumpy Cat became so popular that she even traveled around the world and made TV appearances and starred in her own Christmas movie in 2014. Madame Tussauds in San Francisco had also unveiled her waxwork in 2015.
And as expected, tributes have been pouring in from all quarters for the internet legend. A Twitter user said: I’m so sorry for your loss. Cats play such a big part in our lives. Meanwhile, another added: RIP sweet Grumpy Cat. I remember reading about You, that said Your soul is not grumpy at all.
I was hoping for the Grumpy Cat Christmas sequel 😿😿😿😭😭😭.— Ceymone Pugh (@PughCeymone) May 17, 2019
Thank you for making so many smile Grumpy Cat 😢 🌈— Heather (@BrownEyedNCGrl) May 17, 2019