Grumpy Cat, a feline whose perpetual scowl turned countless frowns upside-down, died Tuesday, her family said.
The 7-year-old meme-machine kitty from Arizona, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, encountered fatal complications after a urinary tract infection, a tweet entitled "Some days are grumpier than others" revealed Friday. She died peacefully in owner Tabatha Bundesen's arms.
"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," the tribute reads. "Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."
Grumpy Cat's sour-puss expression was the result of dwarfism and an underbite. She uploaded a photo of her to Reddit, claiming a the following year and for her owner. She even inspired .in 2012 after Bundesen's brother Bryan
In 2015, Grumpy Cat wasat being honored at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco, and when President Barack Obama as he described the Republican Party's outlook on America.
People took to Twitter, where Grumpy Cat had 1.5 million followers, to mourn her passing and to celebrate some choice memes she inspired.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill also paid tribute to Grumpy Cat, tweeting, "She was a part of all of us."
First published at 3:23 a.m. PT.
Updated at 5:00 a.m. PT: Adds more detail.
Updated at 1:34 p.m. PT: Adds tweet from Mark Hamill.