Grumpy Cat Dies At 7 Years Old

Brenda Watkins
May 18, 2019

Since then, Grumpy Cat made appearances on "Good Morning America", "CBS Evening News", even "American Idol" and "The Bachelorette". She soon became the universal digital shorthand for displeasure, with thousands of memes and gifs of her being circulated online to communicate apathy or cynicism.

May her soul rest in peace!

Grumpy Cat, whose permanent scowl was the result of an underbite and feline dwarfism, was an online sensation.

The cat's real name was Tardar Sauce and the owners were never sure what her breed was.

The cat had more than 2 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million on Twitter. Tardar Sauce aka Grumpy Cat didn't survive due to the complications arose from a urinary tract infection as mentioned by her family on social media.

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One in five of all United Kingdom adults and 46% of 18-24-year-olds said images on social media had caused them to worry about their body image.

Grumpy Cat's star started to fade in recent years, especially after the lukewarm response to Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, which co-starred comedian Aubrey Plaza.

The cat's image was hot property: past year, a California jury awarded Bundesen's company, Grumpy Cat Limited, damages of $710,001 in a lawsuit against a beverage company that had created an unauthorized line of "Grumpy Cat Roasted Coffee" and which was selling Grumppuccino tee-shirts without sharing profits.

In 2018, her owners won a $710,000 (£555,000) payout in a copyright lawsuit. "We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat", a note posted to the cat's Twitter page on May 17 read.

The post goes on to say that the feline "has helped millions of people smile all around the world - even when times were tough". She's done television commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios and took photos with hundreds of fans at South by Southwest.

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