Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died at age 7

Grumpy Cat Internet Star Dies at the Age of 7

Grumpy Cat has sadly died.

She rose to fame in 2012 after Bundesen's brother Bryan uploaded a photo of her to Reddit, claiming a 'best cat on the internet' award the following year and raking in money for her owner. She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at the home in arms of her mommy, Tabatha.

The sourpuss with the piercing look of contempt quickly became a meme, and placing bold words above and below her frown became a common way for humans to express grumpy thoughts.

Grumpy Cat has died from complications following a urinary tract infection. She was 7 years old.

The internet sensation also has a huge following on social media, with 2.4 million Instagram followers, more than 8.3 million Facebook fans and a Twitter account with 1.5 million followers. She went on to appear on magazine covers, television advertisements and even starred in her own movie "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever".

In 2018, Bundesen won more than CA$950,000 in a copyright infringement suit against a coffee company that made Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino.

"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", she said.

Now, I am aware of the fact that Grumpy Cat must've been a lot of people's favourite meme and this news must be devastating. She showed up on NBC News' Today show, ABC News' Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, Anderson Live, VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live, E! Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of the USA coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat's image.