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Grumpy Cat, one of the internet’s most famous cats, died this week due to complications with a urinary tract infection. She was just over seven years old. Grumpy Cat’s owners announced her death on social media, with a post celebrating how her unique disposition “helped millions of people smile all around the world.”
The cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, rose to fame after a Reddit post went viral in 2012, when she was just five months old. Grumpy Cat quickly became a meme, with image macros posted on top of the viral photo playing off her remarkably displeased look. Her owners say her perpetual frown and small size are due to feline dwarfism.
While plenty of cats have been famous online, Grumpy Cat’s standing in the pantheon of…