Grumpy Cat, Internet legend and star of too many viral memes to count, has passed away at the age of seven, according to her owners.
The news was announced this morning via Twitter.
Some days are grumpier than others… pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97
— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
The post left little room for speculation. Grumpy Cat was fighting a urinary tract infection which resulted in complications “too tough for her to overcome.”
Grump Cat left this world while in her mother’s arms on Tuesday, May 14, after having “helped millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough.”
Grumpy Cat, named after her somewhat cartoonish grumpy facial expression, reached all corners of the web in her short seven years. During that time she amassed a whopping 2.4 million followers on very own Instagram account and a net worth of a mind boggling $1 million.
Her cartoonish looks that won over millions of hearts after a 2012 post to Reddit by her owner, Bryan, are thanks to a underbite and a case of feline dwarfism. The Internet is understandably torn up, with many mourners taking to Twitter to express their grief.
— Greeshma Megha M.S (@GreeshmaMegha) May 17, 2019
So sad to hear …. Be well amazing cat and rest in peace …
You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/feGHeJb4hP
— Kéké 🥖 (@Kekeflipnote) May 17, 2019
Hitting me hard. I was just wondering how she was doing not just a few days ago too. She was my internet cat.
— The Art Fella 🖌️ (@Secoh2000) May 17, 2019
This past week really has sucked.
Rest in peace you amazing feline, you will be missed.
— Ross O’Donovan (@RubberNinja) May 17, 2019
Rest in Peace, Grumpy 🙏🏻😔💔 I’ll always hold onto the happiness you brought not just to me, but to people everywhere. pic.twitter.com/HvUl5MIn55
— EmeraldStardust 💚🐹 ** No DMs ** (@OceanGirl790) May 17, 2019
Omg I loved grumpy cat 😔💔
One year my mum made me this grumpy cat cake for my birthday 🙂 pic.twitter.com/rAdwNT3Tn7
— Tahlia 🦋🌻 (@Tahlia_J_S) May 17, 2019
Heartbroken 😥😥😥 Sending my love to Tabatha and all your family. That came as quite the shock 🖤🌈
— Fran O’Reilly (@ShadEO9) May 17, 2019
— 𝙳𝙾 (@dwioktafianti) May 17, 2019
As a Cat Dad of two fur sons my heart hurts for Grumpy Cat and her Family 😿#RestInPeaceGrumpyCat
— Johnny Ringo 🏁 (@boodog4849) May 17, 2019
Thanks for the laughs, the memes & for just being a rad kitteh. 😔 pic.twitter.com/036bBz3vl8
— Brent Davidson (@Brentus88) May 17, 2019
“Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”
You will not soon be forgotten, Grumpy Cat.