Internet sensation Grumpy Cat passes away

Grumpy Cat
Posted at 5:05 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 07:19:26-04

In sad news, Grumpy Cat has died. She was just 7-years-old.

In a statement on Twitter, Grumpy Cat's owners announced that the social media sensation passed away after complications from a urinary tract infection.

The family announced her death early Friday.

"We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat,” the family said in a statement.

The statement read the famous feline, who's real name was Tardar Sauce, had "encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome.”

The family said she passed away peacefully "at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha."

Grumpy Cat became an online darling in 2012 after photographs of her went viral.

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