Brands and influencers pay tribute to Grumpy Cat

A cat with a surly expression became world-famous in its short seven years.

Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, who became famous working with brands such as Honey Nut Cheerios and Friskies, died at the age of seven this week.

"BuzzBee enjoyed shooting the commercial with Grumpy Cat and we are all saddened by her loss," said a Cheerios representative. "Our thoughts are with her family and many fans."

Friskies, which started working with Grumpy Cat in 2013, told PRWeek that she "brightened the world with a frown."

"We miss her already," said a Friskies rep. "Our condolences go out to her family at this heart-breaking time."

Against the odds, the feline’s little face, which had a dour expression permanently upon it, became beloved by the masses and raked in millions for her owner.

On Friday, brands and influencers remembered and celebrated one of the original viral pet stars on Twitter.

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