Published: Sat, May 18, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died

Internet sensation Grumpy Cat has died

They captioned the post, "Some days are grumpier than others..." She soon became the universal digital shorthand for displeasure, with thousands of memes and gifs of her being circulated online to communicate apathy or cynicism. Feeling hangry? Grumpy. Cat.

Grumpy Cat, whose permanent scowl was the result of an underbite and feline dwarfism, was an online sensation. Bundesen was a Red Lobster waitress before Grumpy Cat's rocket to stardom.

In this 14 November 2016 photo, Grumpy Cat poses for photos with her owner Tabatha Bundesen in NY. It allowed her to quit her job as a waitress at Red Lobster within days of her cat's internet debut, U.S. media reported.

"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", the family said in a statement posted to Twitter. Her limited stint did not qualify for a Tony award.

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One of the world's most famous felines, Grumpy Cat, has died aged seven. In 2014 she was the star of her own Lifetime festive classic - Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever - and in 2015, Madame Tussauds in San Francisco unveiled a waxwork of her. Thank you to her owners for sharing her with us.

"Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world - even when times were tough", her owners said. She's done television commercials for Honey Nut Cheerios and took photos with hundreds of fans at South by Southwest.

Her owners posted on social media that she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection.

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