Grumpy Cat, the frowny-faced feline that spawned a countless number of memes across the Internet, died Tuesday.
Her owners announced the sad news on social media Friday morning. A statement from the cat’s family read, “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.”
Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
The statement said the cat died due to complications from a urinary tract infection. The cat, whose real name was “Tardar Sauce,” first went viral in 2012 shortly after her birth.
Her unique face was due to a combination of feline dwarfism and an underbite. The cat was 7 years old.