Grumpy Cat, beloved Internet meme star, dies at age 7

Grumpy Cat, the feline famous on the internet for her permanent scowl, has died aged seven, her owners say.

Tardar Sauce, nickname Grumpy, went viral in 2012 after photographs of her scowl expression emerged online. Her image quickly spread like a meme. And after that, she became an American internet celebrity. She was known for her permanently “grumpy” facial expressions. According to Tabitha Bundesen, the owner of that cat, her facial expression was caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite.

As of March 5, 2019, Grumpy Cat had 8.3 million total followers on Facebook, 2.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

After her debut that was in 2012, Grumpy Cat made many media appearances, typically accompanied by her owner She was also featured in advertising campaigns for Friskies and General Mills’Honey Nut Cheerios, and made public appearances to promote her own brand.

Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book

The official Grumpy Cat book, Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book, was published on July 23, 2013, by Chronicle Books. It is available in both print and digital formats from retailers worldwide. It debuted at Hardcover Nonfiction on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list.

Another Grumpy Cat book called The Grumpy Guide to Life: Observations by Grumpy Cat was published by Chronicle Books and debuted at on the New York Times Advice.

Dynamite Entertainment publishes a comic book about Grumpy Cat and her brother, titled The Misadventures of Grumpy Cat and Pokey.

Dover Publications has also published Grumpy Cat paper doll, sticker, coloring, and tattoo books.


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