Internet-famous Grumpy Cat dies at age 7

MANILA, Philippines – Grumpy Cat – the famous feline whose perma-frown has become the stuff of internet legend – has died. She was 7.

Her family announced the news in a post on Grumpy Cat's official social media pages, saying that their beloved cat died due to complications from a recent urinary tract infection.

"She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha," the announcement read.

"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," it added.

View this post on Instagram Some days are grumpier than others... A post shared by Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat) on May 17, 2019 at 2:01am PDT

Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, was born on April 4, 2012. Her signature scowl is caused by an underbite and feline dwarfism.

She rose to internet fame in 2012 when her photo was posted on Reddit. Since then, she's been part of countless memes, and has become a beloved pop figure, even being featured on Grumpy Cat merchandise. –