Internet sensation 'Grumpy Cat' dies

Grumpy Cat has died aged seven.
Grumpy Cat has died aged seven.

Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss demeanour became an internet sensation, has died at age seven.

Posting on social media Friday, Grumpy Cat's owners wrote she experienced complications from a urinary tract infection and "passed away peacefully" on Tuesday "in the arms of her mommy."

Her owners said "Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world - even when times were tough."

The cat's real name was Tarder Sauce, and she rose to fame after her photos were posted online in 2012. She had more than two million followers on Instagram and more than one million on Twitter.

Her website says her grumpy look was likely because she had a form of dwarfism.

Owner Tabatha Bundesen founded Grumpy Cat Limited, and the cat made numerous appearances, including commercials.

Australian Associated Press