The famous internet cat, Grumpy Cat, has sadly passed away due to complications from a urinary tract infection. It is always heartbreaking when something that has become so familiar and beloved suddenly disappears. Recently, fans of Grumpy Cat were shocked and saddened to hear the news of his untimely death.
Grumpy Cat, who was 7 years old, has passed away due to complications from a urinary tract infection.
In a statement posted on social media, Grumpy Cat’s family said:
“We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our beloved pet. Despite receiving excellent care from top experts and the love of our dear family, Grumpy experienced complications from a urinary tract infection. Grumpy fought bravely but could not overcome it. She peacefully left us on Tuesday morning, May 14th, at home in the arms of her mother, Tabatha.
In addition to being our cherished pet and a beloved member of our family, Grumpy has brought smiles to millions of people worldwide, even during difficult times.
Grumpy’s spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of fans everywhere.”
Announcement from the Grumpy family.
Not possessing the cute, lovely, and gentle face like many other adorable cats, Grumpy Cat always maintains a very grumpy, unpleasant, and aloof expression as if she is “mad at the whole world”.
Grumpy Cat was born in Morristow, Arizona on April 2, 2012, and her owner is Tabatha Bundesen. Grumpy’s real name is Tandar Sauce and she started gaining fame in December 2012 after her owner’s brother posted her first photo on Reddit.
Within the first 24 hours, the Grumpy Cat-related topic on Reddit received 25,300 likes. In addition, the cat’s Imgur page garnered over 1 million views within just 48 hours. On the same day, Grumpy Cat also quickly appeared on BuzzFeed, a platform that keeps up with the latest trends in the internet community.
As of now, Grumpy has gained a following of 1.5 million on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram, and 8.3 million fans on Facebook.
Grumpy Cat became so famous that her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, had to quit her job to establish Grumpy Cat Limited. While the exact profits of Grumpy Cat Limited remain undisclosed, it managed to achieve a value of 1 million USD in its first year of existence.
The iconic face of Grumpy Cat has been plastered on various merchandise such as t-shirts, mugs, and advertisements for cat food companies. Grumpy Cat became so famous that even former US President Barack Obama recognized its grumpy charm.