Grumpy Cat Has Died Aged 7

Grumpy Cat, arguably the world’s most famous feline, has diet at the age of 7. The death was announced by her owner, who was also the person behind the cat’s viral fame. Find out more about Grumpy Cat right now!

1. Who was Grumpy Cat?

Grumpy Cat was born in April of 2012 and launched into stardom while still being a kitten. Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, became a viral sensation due to her upset facial expression. The cat’s fame started on Reddit before quickly transitioning to other social media websites.

The owner of Grumpy Cat built a whole empire around her pet’s fame. They sold mugs, t-shirts, and other merch with Tardar Sauce’s image. The cat often appeared in TV shows and commercials, even got her own waxwork at Madame Tussaud’s museum, and eventually gathered a cult following online.

The Original Grumpy Cat!

2. Illness and death

The reason for Grumpy Cat’s peculiar appearance and small size was feline dwarfism and a visible underbite. However, despite her serious disease, the cat led a happy life and enjoyed the attention of her family and fans.

Recently Grumpy Cat contracted a urinary tract infection, which is very common for cats. Unfortunately, the complications of the infection eventually led to the beloved cat’s death. Tardar Sauce passed in her owner’s arms on May 14th.

Grumpy Cat on Twitter

Some days are grumpier than others…

3. Reactions

Grumpy Cat lived a relatively short life for a cat, but in her 7 years of fame, she made millions of people smile. Naturally, people were devastated when the news of Grumpy Cat’s passing became public. Here are some of the reactions from internet users to Grumpy Cat’s death.

Wes on Twitter

rip grumpy cat. she walked so these babies could run.

Common Wealth on Twitter

Hero’s get remembered, but memes never die #GrumpyCat #RIPGrumpyCat

Jason D. Willoughby on Twitter

RIP grumpy cat 😭😾

Suffering Sappho on Twitter

R.I.P., Grumpy Cat. Say hi to Stan for us.

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My name is Inna. I am a content writer with an English and literature background. As a mother of a 4-year old son, I love learning about children’s health and development, as well as finding new interesting toys and activities for my little one. I am also in love with all things tech and always keep my finger on the pulse of new smartphone and gadget releases. Another big passion of mine is beauty and makeup – every day I read about new trends in skin care and makeup and always look forward to trying them. Plus, I love pop culture, travelling, crafts, and anything that can make our daily life more thrilling!