Taco Bell Chihuahua Has Passed On

2008665001.jpgHer name was Gidget, and she starred in the popular series of Taco Bell commercials that featured her uttering the words “Yo quiero Taco Bell!” From the L.A. Unleashed blog of the LA Times:

Gidget died of a stroke Tuesday at the ripe old age of 15, People Pets reports. She’d lived in comfortable semiretirement since the heyday of the Taco Bell advertising campaign, occasionally making cameo appearances (hawking insurance alongside the GEICO gecko in a 2002 commercial and playing the mother of Reese Witherspoon’s Chihuahua, Bruiser, in the sequel to “Legally Blonde”).

In the grand tradition of celebrities such as Marlene Dietrich who went before her, Gidget played against type in the Taco Bell ads, portraying a male dog voiced by Argentine American actor Carlos Alazraqui.

We will eat a chalupa in your honor, little friend.