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.
The world is a little grumpier today ?? We'll miss you, Grumpy Cat pic.twitter.com/M1nFykLl57— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) May 17, 2019
Grumpy Cat’s frown made millions smile. She’ll be missed. pic.twitter.com/XlL3uKeUiW— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) May 17, 2019
The Humane Society of the United States
i’m so sorry ??— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) May 17, 2019
From one ‘Cat family to another...— Ohio University (@ohiou) May 17, 2019
#OHIO sends its condolences. ????
RIP Grumpy Cat— broadway.com (@broadwaycom) May 17, 2019
Welcome to the Heaviside Layer ?? pic.twitter.com/xjaOdzaiiq
6 years ago, Reddit (& the world) met Grumpy Cat, a feline whose perpetual scowl resonated with despondent fans everywhere. She went on to earn more money than Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Her real name was Tardar Sauce.— Reddit (@reddit) May 17, 2019
Today, we lost an icon. https://t.co/p8Y6z5pXBV pic.twitter.com/5FCUQuDALH
A Cat Named Bitches
Poorly Drawn Cats
thank you for your grumpiness pic.twitter.com/9LFCfHuswA— poorly drawn cats (@poorlycatdraw) May 17, 2019