Internet star ‘Grumpy Cat’ that inspired memes has died at the age of seven. The owners took to Twitter to share the sad news with the fans. The post reads, “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. She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha. Besides being our baby and a cherished member 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.” (sic)
Many Twitter users expressed their condolences to the cat. One user wrote, “Hitting me hard. I was just wondering how she was doing not just a few days ago too. She was my internet cat.” While the other commented, “I wasn’t planning to cry this early I. The morning.”
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Grumpy Cat was a mixed breed and its real name was Tardar Sauce. It found fame when a photo of her as a kitten was uploaded on Reddit in September 2012. She had 8.5 million fans on Facebbok, 2.5 million on Instagram and 1.5 million on Twitter.
She also went on to appear on magazine’s cover and television advertisements. She even starred in a film titled Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.