by Robie de Guzman | Posted on Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Grumpy cat, a feline pet that became famous online for its scowling facial expression, has died at age seven, according to its owners.
In a statement, its owner Tabatha Bundesen announced that the cat died on Tuesday (May 14) following complications from a recent urinary tract infection.
“We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loses of our beloved Grumpy Cat. Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“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 post reads.
According to Tabitha, the pet’s facial expression is a result of a feline dwarfism.
Grumpy, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, gained internet stardom in 2012 after photographs of its scowling face emerged on social media.
The cat was featured in lucrative deals, including a brand of iced coffee and became the face of a cat food. It also made appearance on Broadway and starred in a film.
Grumpy Cat has 1.5 million followers on Twitter and more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram.
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