Meme star Grumpy Cat has died, aged 7

Grumpy Cat a beloved pet online has died her owners shared this Friday. The Official Grumpy Cat Facebook page

Despite care from top professionals and loved ones, her family said Grumpy Cat died on Tuesday in the arms of her owner, Tabatha, following complications with a recent urinary tract infection.

Reports say an iconic cat known for her frown passed away earlier this week. Images of Grumpy cat first went viral on Reddit in September 2012 in a post titled "Meet Grumpy Cat".

Following Friday's somber announcement, social media was filled with tributes to the famous feline, offering condolences to Tardar Sauce's family and - in the true spirit of Grumpy Cat - meme-ing her in death.

The world's most famous frowning feline has passed away at age 7.

Grumpy Cat, hero of a million memes, has gone to the great Twitter thread in the sky.

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The news was broken by the official social media accounts of the cat.

The mixed-breed cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, shot to fame in 2012 after a photo of her went viral and spread around the world as a meme. "Long live Grumpy Cat!".

Her popularity was sealed by her participation at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.

GettyTabatha Bundesen brings out Grumpy Cat for fans waiting in line for photos at Lifetime's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever event at Macy's Union Square on November 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. As of May 2019, Grumpy Cat had 8.5 million Facebook followers, 2.4 million Instagram followers, 1.5 million Twitter followers, and 1,082 merchandise items for sale in her online shop. She signed on for the cat to endorse a "Grumpy Cat Grumpuccino", but the company subsequently used the feline's image to help sell other products.

Born in 2012, Grumpy Cat became a darling of memes, cat fanciers and anyone who needed to be reminded that somewhere out there, there was a cat who looked as grumpy as they felt.

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