It’s The Grumpiest Day Ever As Grumpy Cat Has Died

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We’re not ashamed to say we’re all in a bit of shock and a lot of sadness as one of the Internet’s most beloved and certainly grumpiest cats has passed away. Tardar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, passed away peacefully, according to her Mama Tabatha, after suffering a urinary tract infection she just couldn’t fight off.

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Some days are grumpier than others…

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Grumpy Cat shot to fame in September of 2012, when her ‘uncle’ (Tabatha’s brother Bryan) posted some pictures of her and her grumpiness in a sub-Reddit. Users instantly responded and began Photoshopping their own memes and picture variations because they just couldn’t get over Grumpy Cat’s unique looks.

Grumpy Cat had feline dwarfism, and her Mama has said that’s what most likely gave her her small stature and her very distinct grump face game, one hundred percent of the time.

The original picture was so popular (it hit over a million Imgur views in less than 48 hours) and some thought the image surely had to have been Photoshopped. To prove to the world that indeed, their sweet girl really was the true owner of the ‘no effs to give’ face, they posted some YouTube videos and the rest was history.

She was the hit of 2013 SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive) and did it all by ignoring adoring fans. Turns out, that made them love her even more.

Grumpy Cat became a true media darling with an agent and everything when Ben Lashes took her on. He’d also managed cats like Scumbag Steve, Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat, but no one got the biggest grump for the buck as Grumpy Cat has. She’s been the feature of merchandise items galore, was a Friskies Cat Food agent, walked red carpets all over the place, had her own drink branded (the Grumpaccino, of course) and was even the star of Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.

Despite her outer disposition, Tabatha says that she was a jolly and playful cat, loved by her family and was very much a ‘normal’ kitty who just looked grumpy on the regular.

Rest in Peace, Grumpy Cat. We’re thankful for the laughs and joy you brought to millions of people around the world, and your legacy will live on forever.