RIP: Gidget (Taco Bell Dog)

TV News | Jul 22nd, 2009

The Taco Bell Chihuahua, Gidget, that has appeared in all the Taco Bell commercials has passed away at the age of 15. The dog was watching TV with her trainer when she suffered a stroke. Maybe it was watching All Dogs Go to Heaven?

Karen McElhatton, Gidget’s owner, tells the dog was with her trainer, Sue Chipperton, watching television when she began making “strange noises” and suffered a stroke.

Before the dog’s death, “She had a good day and was running around as normal,” McElhatton tells “We’re happy that she was very well off right until the end.”

Gidget — whose “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” spots debuted in September 1997 — also had a cameo in Legally Blonde 2, in addition to appearing in other TV spots.


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