Grumpy Cat, a feline whose perpetual scowl turned countless frowns upside-down, died Tuesday, her family said.
The 7-year-old meme-machine kitty from Arizona, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, encountered fatal complications after a urinary tract infection, a tweet entitled "Some days are grumpier than others" revealed Friday. She died peacefully in owner Tabatha Bundesen's arms.
Some days are grumpier than others... pic.twitter.com/ws209VWl97— Grumpy Cat (@RealGrumpyCat) May 17, 2019
"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," the tribute reads. "Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."
Grumpy Cat's angry expression was the result of being born with dwarfism and an underbite. She in 2012 after Bundesen's brother Bryan uploaded a photo of her to Reddit, claiming a the following year and for her owner. She even inspired .
In 2015, she was with being honored at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and then-President Barack Obama as he described the Republican Party's outlook on America.
People took to Twitter, where Grumpy Cat had 1.5 million followers, to mourn her passing and celebrate some choice memes she inspired.
Grumpy cat now as we speak pic.twitter.com/hRkoJYZH1G— Ahmad Safar (@AhmadSafarAway) May 17, 2019
R.I.P Grumpy Cat pic.twitter.com/cNXG0m062V— Gnowmickly (@Gnowmickly) May 17, 2019