How much was the Grumpy Cat worth?

Joanna Estrada
May 22, 2019

In 2018, a California jury awarded Grumpy Cat more than $700,000 in a federal lawsuit over the use of her identity.

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

Grumpy Cat poses on the set as she makes her broadway debut in "Cats" on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theatre on September 30, 2016, in New York City.

Following Friday's somber announcement, social media was filled with tributes to the famous feline, offering condolences to Tardar Sauce's family and - in the true spirit of Grumpy Cat - meme-ing her in death.

Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, the internet's favorite feline celebrity and who's signature frown became the fuel of countless memes online, has died at age 7.

Grumpy Cat wasn't, in fact, perpetually grumpy; her distinctive scowl was caused by a form of dwarfism. The tweet was captioned, "Some days are grumpier than others". The image became immediate fodder for creative Photoshopping and inspired several memes, and gained more than 25,000 upvotes in the first 24 hours. And on May 14, 2019, at the age of just seven, she died.

In 2015, she was less than impressed with being honored at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and then-President Barack Obama mimicked her as he described the Republican Party's outlook on America.

Grumpy Cat even landed book deals - and Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book spent 11 weeks on the NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List.

Fans of the popular feline can buy Grumpy Cat merchandise including clothing, pillows, mugs and phone cases.

By the time of her death this week, Grumpy Cat had amassed almost 4 million combined followers on Instagram and Twitter, with a Facebook page that boasts 8.5 million likes.

A spokescat for Friskies, Grumpy Cat is said to have 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and 8.5 million on Facebook at the time of her death.

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