PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The internet legend — who created beloved memes — has died.
Grumpy Cat passed away on Tuesday at the age of 7, according to a statement posted Friday on the animal’s official Twitter account by her owners.
The grouchy-faced furball encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection, which became too tough for her to overcome.
The statement from her owners said in part:
Her owner Tabitha Bundesen previously said that Grumpy Cat’s facial expression was due to feline dwarfism and an underbite.
The cat, whose real name was Tarder Sauce, became an internet meme star and traveled the world because of it. Her Twitter account has 1.5 million followers and her Instagram has more than 2 million.