Grumpy Cat, beloved meme star, dies at age 7: ‘Some days are grumpier than others’

Grumpy Cat, beloved meme star, dies at age 7: ‘Some days are grumpier than others’

May 17, 2019 Off By readly




“Some days are grumpier than others,” Grumpy Cat’s publicist said in a statement on Friday, sharing news that the internet’s favorite meme star has died. 

Grumpy died Tuesday morning from complications related to a urinary tract infection, the cat’s publicist said. She was 7 years old. 

Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, became an internet sensation after a photo of her trademark frowning face went viral on Reddit in 2012. Since then, she became the subject of countless memes, a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial, book deals and even a Lifetime movie.

She had more than 8.5 million Facebook fans, 2.4 million followers on Instagram, 1.5 million followers on Twitter and more than 260,000 subscribers on YouTube. 

The famous mixed-breed feline died “peacefully” in the arms of her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, the statement said. 

In past interviews, Bundesen described her famous cat as actually the opposite of grumpy: ”She’s very sweet and docile.” 

The cat had a form of dwarfism that caused her downturned mouth, huge blue eyes and small size.

“Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough,” the statement said. 

Contributing: Jocelyn McClurg. Follow Ashley May on Twitter: @AshleyMayTweets

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Grumpy Cat, beloved meme star, dies at age 7: ‘Some days are grumpier than others’

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