July 22, 2009

Taco Bell spokesdog Gidget passes away at 15

She charmed millions without ever saying a word and made fast-food tacos adorable. Gidget, the Chihuahua best known for her Taco Bell ad campaign and her famous tagline, "Yo Quiero Taco Bell", died from a stroke on Tuesday night (July 21st, 2009) at the age of 15.

"She made so many people happy," says Gidget's trainer, Sue Chipperton. "When she's on a set, she comes alive,"

When Gidget was mostly retired and wasn't joining her trainer on shoots, the 15-year-old Chihuahua was happy to just kick back and enjoy life. "She goes on hikes with me and she loves the sun," said Chipperton, who added that Gidget was happy to sleep "for 23 hours and 45 minutes a day. She'll lay outside when it's 105 degrees! I like to joke that it's like looking after a plant."

As well as being the famous spokesdog for Taco Bell, Gidget was in a commercial for the 90's edition of Trivial Pursuit and played Bruiser's mom in the movie Legally Blonde 2.

Adios, Gidget. Resto en paz.

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