Sadly, the sparker of much joy, Grumpy Cat, passed away in her "mother's" arms on Tuesday, after complications caused from a urinary tract infection.
The much-loved moggie shot to fame in 2012, when a photograph of her was posted on Reddit by Bryan Bundesen, the brother of her owner Tabatha, and soon went viral after cynical memes were created by fans and spread across the web. At her height, she showed up on television shows, drew crowds at SXSW, and showed up in promotions for Cheerios and Friskies. Grumpy Cat was one of the very first internet-famous pets, and reportedly earned her owner almost $100 million throughout her lifetime. The grumpy cat had a huge collection of books and merchandise displaying her unique face.
PATTON OSWALT: The victor, by a landslide, was - aw, Grumpy Cat. According to the Bundesens, "Ninety-nine percent of the time she is just a regular cat".
"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", Grumpy's family wrote on Instagram.
Despite her death, she is still going to live in every fan's heart with the help of technology. Her Facebook has over 8.5 million likes, and her Instagram has more than 2.4 million followers.
Grumpy starred alongside model Georgia May Jagger in her own movie Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas on Lifetime, which saw Aubrey Plaza voice the animal. Muzzle of a cat expressed extreme displeasure in the corners of the mouth down, that combined with a exhausted look creates the effect of full of dissatisfaction with her life.
The feline's net worth was never disclosed but in 2013, her owners say it was six figures. Many social media users expressed their condolences to the owners of the cats. Estimates ranged from $1 million to $100 million, but Bundesen denied the $100 million estimate.