Internet star Grumpy Cat dead at 7

Angelo Anderson
May 18, 2019

However, I am certain that no other cat will be able to trump the air of cynicism that Grumpy Cat brought to the table. She soon became the universal digital shorthand for displeasure, with thousands of memes and gifs of her being circulated online to communicate apathy or cynicism.

"Rest in peace, darling". Her famous scowl is said to have been the result of feline dwarfism.

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

Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, went viral in 2012 after photographs of her sour expression emerged online. She was 7 years old.

She died in the arms of her owner on Tuesday morning after complications from a urinary tract infection.


Grumpy's owners have never revealed how much money she made but experts think she's worth anywhere from $1 million to $100 million. She was voiced by "Parks and Recreation" star Aubrey Plaza. Her image was named as the best meme of 2013 at the Webby Awards dethroning Gangnam style and Harlem Shake. Grumpy Cat, the frown-faced Internet sensation, has made almost $100 million for its owner in just two years.

"We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat", Bundesen wrote.

"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", Grumpy's family said in a statement. She's done television commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios and took photos with hundreds of fans at South by Southwest.

Pictures of her perpetually unimpressed face have been a staple of social media ever since.

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