Internet Celebrity Grumpy Cat Dies

Grumpy Cat, the internet’s most popular cat and one the first memes, has died at age 7.

The cat’s family announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

Grumpy Cat had feline dwarfism. Her owners said this is probably the reason for her facial features and small size. She became an internet celebrity in September 2012, when a family member posted photos showing her on Reddit.

She was also the “spokescat” for Friskies, and appeared on several TV shows, including Today and Good Morning America. At the time of her death, Grumpy Cat had 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and 8.5 million on Facebook.

Source: Grumpy Cat, Internet Celebrity With a Piercing Look of Contempt, Is Dead at 7 – The New York Times

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