The world is mourning an internet legend.
Grumpy Cat, the feline whose dour expression launched countless memes, died from complications related to a urinary tract infection.
She was 7 years old.
Grumpy, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first rose to internet glory in 2012.
Tabatha, Bryan and Chrytal, the pet’s owners, said that she made ‘millions of people smile around the world – even when times were tough’.
The famous feline, who had more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram and 1.5 million followers on Twitter, passed away ‘at home in the arms of her mummy, Tabatha’.
Legions of fans paid tribute to her online by sharing their favourite Grumpy Cat memes.
— Valentina (@ValentinaLSA) May 17, 2019
— Kuma (@blackumasamurai) May 17, 2019
— Elitechik (@Elitechik) May 18, 2019
— Garfield (@Garfield) May 17, 2019
My favourite Grumpy Cat meme
RIP Tartar Sauce ? pic.twitter.com/msHmjhJfgO
— WeirdoWithABeardo (@DarrellCroan) May 17, 2019
— Drac Tweets (@DracTweets) May 17, 2019
While we have that #FridayFeeling because it's Friday, we are sadden by the passing of iconic Grumpy Cat ? RIP little one…Share your favorite Grumpy Cat meme/GIF!! #GrumpyCat #RIP @BuildingMadison @WhitelawRigging @americorpusa @SocialSMktg @DCSCInc @MayesMedia @RomaFence pic.twitter.com/ciBdvwVS5Z
— Crescent Software, Inc (@CrescentSw_Inc) May 17, 2019
This is my favorite grumpy cat meme EVER!!!!! pic.twitter.com/yHkpCIJn
— Breanna M. (@MrsMazarooski) January 4, 2013
— Badar Sensei ? (@skitzo96) May 17, 2019
Rest in peace, Grumpy.