Grumpy Cat

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RIP Grumpy Cat

The internet star was 7 years old.

May 17, 2019

MORRISTOWN, Ariz. (AP/KNOU) — Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet, has died at age 7.

Her owners wrote on social media Friday that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and "passed away peacefully" Tuesday "in the arms of her mommy."

Her owners said "Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough."

The cat's real name was Tardar Sauce, and she rose to fame after her photos were posted online in 2012. She had more than 2 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million on Twitter.

Her website says her grumpy look was likely because she had a form of dwarfism.

Owner Tabatha Bundesen founded Grumpy Cat Ltd., and the cat made numerous appearances, including commercials.

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This story has been corrected to spell the cat's name Tardar Sauce, not Tarder Sauce.