Internet star ‘Grumpy Cat’ dies at age 7

Internet star ‘Grumpy Cat’ dies at age 7

Internet star ‘Grumpy Cat’ dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, the feline who become internet famous for her frowning face, has died at age seven according to her owners.

"Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world", it continued. Bundesen said that she was holding Tardar Sauce when she passed away. Grumpy's frown quickly captured the mood and imagination of a disgruntled nation, and at the end of the year, MSNBC named her 2012's most influential cat.

Grumpy Cat's owners posted to social media Friday that the Phoenix-area animal star had "passed away peacefully ... in the arms of her mommy" earlier this week.

Wider fame followed, with fans rushing to buy calendars and posters.

Everyone can agree that she was a part of a loving family and we wish them all the best in dealing with this substantial loss.

Georgia May Jagger with Grumpy Cat attends the "Presentation of The New Opel Calender 2017" at Kraftwerk Mitte on February 1, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. She appeared on TV, popping up in episodes of "American Idol", "The Bachelorette" and WWE's "Monday Night Raw".

Thanks to her unique look, caused by an underbite and feline dwarfism, she not only became internet famous, but racked up a net worth of at least $1 million. And in an era when many people imitate presidents, President Obama did an impression of Grumpy Cat during a speech in 2015.

Her Instagram account has more than two million followers.

Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, went viral in 2012 after photographs of her sour expression emerged online. During her reign of memes, Grumpy Cat became the subject of a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial, book deals, and even a Lifetime movie.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office lists several live patents filed for "Grumpy Cat", showing the wide range of products a meme can turn into, from action figures to paper products.

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