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…
Heartbroken 😥😥😥 Sending my love to Tabatha and all your family. That came as quite the shock 🖤🌈
— Fran O’Reilly (@ShadEO9) May 17, 2019
This past week really has sucked.
Rest in peace you amazing feline, you will be missed.
— Ross O’Donovan (@RubberNinja) May 17, 2019
😢🌈Rest in peace, Grumpy
— Alex the Titty-loving cowboy 🤗 (@insiderinOrbit) May 17, 2019
You brought so much joy into so many lives… rest in peace Grumpy Cat.
— That’s Ms. Hath No Fury to you, thanks (@hburgur) May 17, 2019
Rest in peace, Tartar Sauce. You were a good cat.
Images via Instagram