Grumpy Cat built an empire on memes. That's getting harder to do

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The cat was a pioneer of the viral internet.
Internet phenomenon Grumpy Cat brings her iconic "No Face" to Madame Tussauds Washington, DC for a meet-and-greet with fans at Madame Tussauds on September 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. The iconic cat passed away Friday.
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