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A Crime Against Our Hearts: Grumpy Cat Murdered By Urinary Tract Infection

Pathetic humans will disappoint Grumpy Cat no more, but the memes will live on.

By Gina Tron
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The unspeakable has happened: Grumpy Cat, an eye roll in feline form, has perished.

The scowl seen round the world will now be mocking those on the other side after the 7-year-old cat was murdered by a criminal familiar to most ladies: a urinary tract infection.

Grumpy Cat died “peacefully” on Tuesday morning in the arms of her "mommy," her official Twitter account announced Friday morning on Twitter.

“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,” the press release, authored by her family, stated.

She first became an internet sensation after her photo was posted on Reddit in the fall of 2012. The photo was so popular, its Imgur page reached 1,030,000 views in its first 48 hours, CNN reports. Since then, her face has launched countless memes, proving this kitty will leave behind more than nine lives.

The reason behind her iconic look wasn't just contempt for us, though. Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, had feline dwarfism which resulted in her adorable facial features that always looked full of scorn, her owners said.

While it seems likely Grumpy Cat's thrilled that her agonizing struggle of dealing with humans is finally over, her owners noted she spent a lot of time playing, enjoying life, and having fun, too. Uh, sure.

The sourpuss’ owners wrote Friday that in addition to her being a cherished member of their family, "Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough." They added, "Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere."

Feeling down about the loss of such an icon? One way to cope with the loss is catching "Secret Life of Pets 2," which will be out in theaters next week. 

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