Friday, May 17, 2019

Grumpy Cat, feline internet legend, dead at age 7

Grumpy Cat, the famous feline known for her permanent scowl, has died at age seven, according to her owners. The cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, became famous in 2012 after photographs of her grumpy expression rocketed across the web. Grumpy Cat’s internet fame was followed by a best-selling book and eventually, a TV movie called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. She even had an agent to handle her public appearances.
The cat’s sulk is caused by feline dwarfism and an underbite. Last year, Grumpy Cat won over US$700,000 in a copyright lawsuit. Grumpy Cat Limited sued the owners of the U.S. coffee company Grenade for exceeding an agreement over the cat’s image.