(CBS) — Some sad news to share this morning — Grumpy Cat has died.
You may remember this sad looking cat. Her real name was Tartar Sauce, and she became famous after her mug went viral on social media — for obvious reasons.
Tartar Sauce’s owners said they loved that their cat helped bring so much joy into the world. Tartar Sauce was 7 years old.
Below is a statement from her owners:
“Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome. She passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, May 14, at home in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha.
Besides being our baby and cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world–even when times were tough.
Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.” — Grumpy’s Family –Tabatha, Bryan, and Chrystal.