Published May 17, 2019The world of viral cat memes has lost its original superstar. "Grumpy Cat" died on Tuesday (May 14), her owners have confirmed.
The cat became an internet sensation due to its perennially grumpy looking facial expression, which was a result of an underbite and feline dwarfism.
Originally named "Tardar Sauce," the cat became famous for online photographs, but eventually created an empire of merchandise, public appearances and even a TV movie.
The cat's family shared a post on social media, revealing that Grumpy Cat passed away following complications from a urinary tract infection.
See their full message below.
Some days are grumpier than others... pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019