South of the border, Death wears a sombrero and is known as… The Mexicutioner.
Celebrity Deathocalypse ’09 has claimed another victim.
Ginger Gidget, the beloved Taco Bell chihuahua who defined the late ’90s as much the Backstreet Boys or the Macarena, has passed away at the age of 15. She was so young!!! Why did you have to take her from us, O God? WHYYYYYYYYYYYY????
She charmed millions without ever saying a word — and managed to make fast-food tacos adorable. Gidget, the Chihuahua best known for her Taco Bell ad campaign (and her famous overdubbed tagline, “Yo quiero Taco Bell”), died from a stroke on Tuesday night at age 15.
“She made so many people happy,” says Gidget’s trainer, Sue Chipperton. PEOPLE met both Gidget and Sue at a Hollywood animals photo shoot in February, where the pup was a consummate pro and delighted the crew with her playful nature.
Yo quiero... one more day with her in our lives. **sob** But Gidget will live on! Both in our memories, and in one final selfless gesture to Taco Bell when her remains get ground up and added to a “beef” Burrito Supreme.