PATTON OSWALT: The victor, by a landslide, was - aw, Grumpy Cat.
"We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat".
Grumpy Cat soon became a cultural icon and merchandising giant, her pout appearing on everything from sneakers to cat food to advice books to cereal; the official Grumpy Cat webstore has almost 900 items, ranging from mugs to shirts to cellphone cases. She passed away peacefully on May 14.
SHAPIRO: She died from complications of a urinary tract infection.
According to the information released by her owners she died despite of best treatment and care.
The celebrity feline, who received the nickname because dwarfism and an underbite had caused her to have a permanently disgruntled expression on her face, passed away last Tuesday after suffering from a urinary tract infection, her owner Tabatha Bundesen from Morristown, Arizona, announced on Instagram.
Grumpy Cat's star started to fade in recent years, especially after the lukewarm response to Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever, which co-starred comedian Aubrey Plaza.
"Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world - even when times were tough", Bundesen wrote. The number of subscribers to Grumpy Cat in Instagram reached 2.4 million, and Facebook - more than 8 million animal Itself repeatedly became the hero of talk shows and TV shows. She even appeared on the cover of New York Magazine once. Family says that Her Sprit Will Live On.
She was famous on the Internet and media for the years, but Grumpy Cat returned to national headlines in 2018, when she won a copyright and trademark infringement court case. Hundreds of fans posted messages of condolences on social media. At the end of 2014, the sum of $ 100 million, Tabatha Bundesen has not confirmed this information.