Gidget, the Talking Taco Bell Chihuahua, Is Dead


Gidget, the Chihuahua who rose to fame after famously quipping, “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” in a 1997 advertisement for the chain, died last night after suffering a stroke, the latest victim of the Summer of Celebrity Death. Gidget was 15 years old, or 105 in dog years. “She made so many people happy,” Gidget’s trainer, Sue Chipperton, told People. The Aflac duck and Hamlet, the Beggin’ Strips golden retriever, are expected to make statements later this afternoon. [People]