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Grumpy cat died again?

MMDE: Grumpy cat died before 2019

Current: Grumpy cat died in 2019

Many people were surprised to hear Grumpy Cat died in 2019 because they were sure she'd died already. There's confusion over when, with some saying it was in 2016, some 2018, and some even remembering both. Reports a few years ago took Twitter by storm, which just muddied the waters even more.

Her real name was Tardar Sauce, and she was born on April 4, 2012. She had the unfortunate condition of feline dwarfism, but it's likely she experienced no real difference in her life compared to other cats as a result, apart from her stellar internet fame because of it, of course.

It all began with a posting to the Reddit news site of her photograph when she was only 6 months old in 2012. She caused an immediate internet sensation, and many memes and photoshopped parodies sprang up giving her worldwide fame.

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Grumpy cat made millions for her owners.

Originally she had a modest Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account, but these grew to each have subscribers in their millions, and the ad revenue from these meant her owners had to manage them full time. Soon more sponsors became interested, and before long TV companies were queuing up to feature her. Her own book deal followed, along with a merchandising contract and some appearances in movies.

The reports of her death(s) are causing many affected to hope she'll be back, having merely used up another life or two.