Grumpy Cat (real name “Tardar Sauce”), the internet celebrity whose relatable permanent scowl represented our discontent moments, died on Tuesday, her family confirmed on Friday. She was 7.

“Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough,” her family said.

Her family announced that she died due to complications from a recent urinary tract infection.

Her family says Grumpy Cat appears grumpy likely due to her feline dwarfism. They say even though her face seems grumpy, she loves to be held and rubbed.

Grumpy Cat shot to fame in 2012 when her family posted photos to Reddit. The photos were remixed into various memes and shared all over social media sites with captions like “I had fun once. It was awful”.

 

 

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