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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 01: Grumpy Cat attends the premiere of Disney's "Cinderella" at the El Capitan Theatre on March 1, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Internet sensation, “Grumpy Cat” has passed away at the age of 7.

The grumpy kitty’s family announced her death on Twitter on Friday.

She became an internet celebrity in September 2012, when owner Tabatha’s brother Bryan posted photos showing how grumpy she really is on the Reddit.

Users on the platform immediately reacted by posting tons of Photoshopped variations on the original, while the photo’s Imgur page reached 1,030,000 views in its first 48 hours.

The owners then took videos of her and uploaded them to YouTube to prove she’s legit.

At the time of her death, Grumpy Cat had 1.5 million followers on Twitter, 2.4 million on Instagram and 8.5 million on Facebook.


Read more on Grumpy Cat and her success here.