Gidget, the name of a Chihuahua, who use to appear on Taco Bell Chihuahua ads, dies at 15.
Gidget debuted on September 1997 on "Yo Quiero Taco Bell", had a cameo in Legally Blonde 2 and appearing in other TV spots.
Karen McElhatton, Gidget's owner, relates that Gidget and Sue Chipperton, dog's trainer, watching television when she began making "strange noises" and suffered a stroke. Before the dog's death, she had a good day and running around like normal.
"We're happy that she was very well off right until the end." -- Karen McElhatton