RIP Meme God: Internet legend Grumpy Cat passes away

That face. Grumpy Cat had died aged 7

The celebrity cat, famed for her sassy internet memes, died after a urinary tract infection on May 14, with the news released today.

In addition to Grumpy Cat blowing up on social media - she had almost 2.5 million followers on Instagram at the time of her death - she also made many media appearances throughout her life and was an official spokesperson for Friskies. Her owners said it was suggested the photo was a fake, so they posted a few videos to prove otherwise. "Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere". Bundesen says that Grumpy Cat's permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism.

It took four months to make. but of course, the real Grumpy Cat didn't look too impressed by it all.

Tardar Sauce, as Grumpy was known to her family, rose to fame in 20212 after her photograph was posted on Reddit.

The cat's real name was Tardar Sauce and the owners were never sure what her breed was.

SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 23: Tardar Sauce aka.

She went on to become the face of thousands of memes across the internet, before launching her own website. Now, her visage can be spotted on merchandise all around the world from mugs, trainers and soft toys to calendars and perfume.

With 1.5 million followers on Twitter, the demise of Grumpy Cat leaves many social media users more than a little morose. Then in 2013, Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza gave voice to Grumpy Cat in the Lifetime holiday movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.

In December 2015, Grumpy Cat was immortalised at waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

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