Internet sensation ‘Grumpy Cat’ passes away

Published May 17, 2019, 10:06 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Jan Carlo Anolin

Social media and internet feline star Grumpy Cat has passed away, her owners revealed on Twitter.

She was seven.

According to the post, the famous feline peacefully died Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019, “at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha.”

Grumpy Cat encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection.

“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,” the post read.

“Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere,” it added.

Also known as Tardar Sauce, the cat was known for her iconic “grumpy” face which generated numerous viral memes online.

Her distinctive appearance is likely due to feline dwarfism, according to her owners.

Grumpy Cat had a huge following in social media, with 2.4 million on Instagram and 1.5 million on Twitter.

She lived in Phoenix, Arizona with her owners, Tabatha, Bryan, and Crystal.