Grumpy Cat, whose scowl launched a million memes, dies age 7

18 May, 2019, 04:01 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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Grumpy Cat, hero of a million memes, has gone to the great Twitter thread in the sky. Her website said her grumpy look was likely because she had a form of feline dwarfism.

Despite her "grumpy" appearance and "Grumpy Cat" nickname Tardar Sauce was fairly good natured. They captioned the post, "Some days are grumpier than others..."

Grumpy Cat's fame extended well beyond the World Wide Web. She's done television commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios and took photos with hundreds of fans at South by Southwest.

At the time, Grumpy's owner Tabatha Bundesen from Morristown, Arizona, said: "She's unstoppable".

Grumpy Cat, whose real name is 'Tardar Sauce, ' went viral for her permanent grumpy expression after a photo of her was posted on Reddit by her owner, Tabatha's, brother, Bryan, in September 2012.

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Fans could buy Grumpy Cat socks, or an endless choice of tee-shirts emblazoned with ennui-filled slogans such as "Your face.I hate it" or "I don't care what you think, I'm napping".

SANTA MONICA, CA - JULY 23: Tardar Sauce aka. Now, her visage can be spotted on merchandise all around the world from mugs, trainers and soft toys to calendars and perfume.

At the time of her death, she had more than 8.3 million followers on Facebook, 2.5 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

Grumpy Cat starred in her own movie in 2014, headlining Lifetime's made-for-TV Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, with Aubrey Plaza providing the kitty's voice.

In December 2015, Grumpy Cat was immortalised at waxwork museum Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

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