Grumpy Cat: 7 things to know about frowning feline

She was one of the most recognizable faces on the internet. Grumpy Cat, with her permanent frown, brought smiles and snark on the darkest days. 

Grumpy Cat died Tuesday after developing a urinary tract infection at the age of 7.

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Here are five things to know about the internet’s grumpiest cat, according to her owners:

1. Grumpy Cat’s original name was Tardar Sauce. 

2. She was born on April 4, 2012.

3. Grumpy Cat had a condition called feline dwarfism. She was not a munchkin cat and not bred to be small. Both of her parents are normal sized.

>>Read: Grumpy Cat, the frowning feline and internet sensation, dead at 7

4. Reddit was the start of her success. The post on Sept. 22, 2012 had many thinking that the image had been photoshopped, but videos posted to YouTube proved doubters wrong.

5. Despite her looks, her family says she was not really grumpy. She loved to be held and cuddled.

>>Read: Grumpy Cat memes, merchandise brighten up the darkest days with frowns

6. Grumpy Cat has more than 900 items for sale, The New York Times reported.

>>Photos: Grumpy Cat's grumpiest photos

7. She’s appeared in advertising campaigns for “Honey Nut Cheerios” and was the official “spokescat” for Friskies, according to the Times.

Grumpy Cat attends the "Cat Summer" video launch party at Bleecker Street Records on July 16, 2014, in New York City.
Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

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