The Summer of Death has claimed another legend! The hugely talented and naturally gorgeous Gidget passed away on Tuesday night from a stroke at the age of 15 (73 in dog years). Gidget’s trainer confirmed the sad news to People, “She made so many people happy.”
Gidget is best known to the world as the one and only Taco Bell chihuahua. A chihuahua named Dinky was the original, but he was quickly replaced by Gidget. Gidget was in several commercials, print ads for Taco Bell and even went on to STAR in Legally Blonde 2 as Bruiser’s mom! How she was not nominated for an Oscar for that performance still boggles my mind.
Rest in peace, Gidget! My chihuahua and I will pour out a Pintos ‘N Cheese (that doesn’t sound right) today in Gidget’s honor!