Social Media Star Grumpy Cat Has Died

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, World
Published 17.05.19

Sad news for all cat lovers and meme aficionados today, as Grumpy Cat has passed away.


A heartbreaking message to fans was posted on Twitter, where Grumpy Cat’s family shared the news of her untimely death.

Due to complication from a urinary tract infection, Grumpy Cat became seriously ill, and it was all “too tough for her to overcome”.

The statement read:

We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat.

Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy 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.

Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”

The cat’s famously grumpy-yet-adorable look came from the mix of un underbite and feline dwarfism, which garnered her 2.4 million followers on Reddit.


Real name Tartar Sauce, Grumpy Cat became famous in 2012 when her owner, Bryan, posted a picture of her on Reddit.

People are understandably upset…

Rest in peace, Tartar Sauce. You were a good cat.

Images via Instagram