Web star “Grumpy Cat” has died on the age of seven, her homeowners stated early Friday.
The well-known feline, whose frowning visage endeared her to hundreds of thousands of followers throughout social media and noticed her photographed with celebrities together with Stan Lee and Jennifer Lopez, handed away Tuesday “in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha” at her residence in Arizona.
“We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat,” they stated in a press release on Twitter.
“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. Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”
“Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome,” they stated.
A whole bunch of followers posted messages of condolences on social media.
“Rest in peace, darling. Your scowl towards me was one of the best moments of my life,” Hollie-Anne Brooks posted on Twitter.
“Her petite size and famous face is likely due to feline dwarfism and her rear end wobbles a bit when she walks due to this; otherwise she is a perfect little kitty!”
The mixed-breed cat, whose actual identify is Tardar Sauce, discovered fame when a photograph of her as a kitten was posted on Reddit in September 2012, her web site says.
Regardless of her everlasting frown, she was “super cute and cuddly.”