Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanor became an internet sensation, has died, her owners said Friday.
Posting on social media, the 7-year-old feline’s owners wrote that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and “passed away peacefully” Tuesday “in the arms of her mommy.”
Her owners said, “Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough.”
The cat’s real name was Tardar Sauce, and she rose to fame after her photos were posted online in 2012. She had more than 2 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million on Twitter.
Her website says her grumpy look was probably because she had a form of dwarfism.
Owner Tabatha Bundesen founded Grumpy Cat Limited, and the cat made numerous appearances, including commercials.