Sometimes, the line between meme and reality can find itself blurred in unexpected ways. Have you ever been faced with the possibility of putting aside that feeling of internet detachment, and genuinely grieving for the subject a meme? Evidently, a day has come to put the notion to the test. Beloved feline friend to all, Grumpy Cat, has died at the young age of seven. The cat – whose real name is “Tardar Sauce” – was eulogized by her “unimaginably heartbroken” family Tabatha Bundesen, Bryan, and Cheryl.
Announcing that Grumpy Cat had died through complications from a urinary tract infection, the family acknowledged the viral nature of her fame. “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,” reads the eulogy. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”
Should you be interested in brushing up on your Grumpy Cat history, be sure to check out her official website right here. In honor of the beloved internet celebrity, many have lined their Twitter pages with their favorite Grumpy Cat moments, of which there are many. Rest in peace, Tardar Sauce!