Internet Sensation Grumpy Cat Dies at Age 7

New York. Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism

New York. Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism

Grumpy's caretakers - Tabatha Bundesen, her brother Bryan Bundesen and her daughter Crystal Bundesen - announced that Grumpy Cat died "peacefully" in Tabatha's arms on Tuesday morning. Her popularity led to T-shirts, calendars, gift wrap and a best-selling book available in 14 languages - and even an agent.

Grumpy Cat went viral in 2012 when pictures of the cat's smug face went viral, according to BBC. In a sad post Friday morning on her official Twitter account, her family revealed that she passed away at the age of seven earlier this week as a result of complications from an infection.

Her fame originated as a Reddit post, titled "Meet grumpy cat". It was later remixed and turned into thousands of memes on social media sites, with captions such as: "I HAD FUN ONCE..."

In remembering the meme star one last time, the Times noted "that Grumpy Cat wasn't grumpy at all" as her owners have previously insisted Tardar Sauce is a "cuddly kitty and loves to be held and rubbed".

While it seems likely Grumpy Cat's thrilled that her agonizing struggle of dealing with humans is finally over, her owners noted she spent a lot of time playing, enjoying life, and having fun, too.

RIP Grumpy, it was good while you were here. In 2014, she starred in Lifetime's Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, with Parks & Recreation actress Aubrey Plaza, who also produced the holiday special, providing Grumpy's deadpan voice; Plaza has also been in development with Grumpy's team on a cartoon and movie sequel.

She appeared at the SXSW festival and on several commercials.

Grumpy Cat wasn't actually always in a grumpy mood, her distinctive scowl was caused by a form of dwarfism. She explained that the family was able to spend more time together, and she was able to travel to visit relatives in other states more often thanks to Grumpy Cat.

She has 2.4million followers on Instagram, travels first class and stays at the very best hotels.

But that did not stop the cat from putting smiles across the faces of millions of people.

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