With heavy hearts, we here at Meme Magazine report the death of Grumpy Cat, a force of nature that stirred up the meme world when we needed it the most. She will forever be remembered as a trailblazer in the industry, as such, all of us here at Meme Magazine would like to give our most profound condolences towards the Cat family. Moreover, we would like to take a moment to remember the meme communities’ most cherished moments with Ms. Cat.
Ms. Cat rose to stardom in the meme world in 2012 with his famous campaign of pessimistic image macros, and is crediting with starting the counterculture movement against motivational posters. Her eight-year journey through the meme world was one that everyone in the Cat family could be proud of.
Ms. Cat grew up in a musical household, and her older brothers Bongo and Keyboard Cat quickly stole the spotlight amongst the local meme connoisseurs.
“My father, Nyan, really got all of us into music. I never was much good at it, so I decided to hit it big in another field.” Said Ms. Cat in a 2013 interview with Meme Magazine. She spoke at length about the admiration for her father, the musical genius known as Nyan Cat, who put the Cat family on the map in the meme world.
“My manager is the best.” Continued Ms. Cat. “No matter how anxious I get, he’s always there to push me and my talents in the right direction.” Ms. Cat’s manager, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy, has been credited as the one to help cultivate Ms. Cat’s unique sense of image and style..
“(Ridiculously) is no stranger to image macros and meme culture. He’s been a great help.” Grumpy Cat concluded in that interview.
Other stars in the Meme community have reached out with their condolences.
“I just… I don’t know how to react.” Was the response from Keanu Reeves.
“He helped me get past so much. I can’t believe he’s gone.” Continued Mr. Reeves. Mr. Reeves famously suffered from depression as “Sad Keanu’. He credited the support and friendship from Ms. Cat as a critical source for his recovery.
Her brothers, Bongo and Keyboard Cat have suspended their current world tour, but have yet to release a statement. According to their agent however, they may be flying back to their estate in Malibu to attend the funeral. The Cat estate has made it known that they wish to hold private funeral for Mr. Cat, but a public memorial will be held this Sunday outside of Los Angeles city hall. We can confirm that meme superstars Bad Luck Brian and Good Guy Greg will be attending the ceremony for the beloved Ms. Cat.
Ms. Cat’s death has affected us all here at Meme Magazine, and once again, we offer our deepest sympathies. Ms. Cat was indeed an icon in the meme world, and her shooting star of fame will forever be remembered by all of us.
You can tweet your sympathies to the Cat family here, at the official Grumpy Cat twitter page: https://twitter.com/RealGrumpyCat?s=17
Jonathan Jeffrey is the Managing Editor of Meme Magazine. Jonathan has received several awards in the fields of meme journalism, and garnered international fame for breaking the Scumbag Steve scandal. He has a masters degree in Advanced Meme Psychology, as well as a minor in Meme Journalism at KYM University.