With her oversized ears and pointy little snout, Gidget, the adorable Taco Bell Chihuahua, used her feminine wiles for much of the late '90s to make an entire nation of sophisticated palates eat cheap Mexican food. Sadly, Gidget suffered a stroke and died Tuesday at the age of 15.
"She made so many people happy," Gidget's trainer, Sue Chipperton told People.
Though the pocket-sized pooch, famous for the ad's catchphrase, "¡Yo quiero Taco Bell!", had long retired at the time of her death, she made a cameo in a 2002 GEICO gecko commercial and played the mother of Reese Witherspoon's Chihuahua, Bruiser, in 2003's Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde.
According to Chipperton, Gidget enjoyed going on hikes and relaxing under the sun. She'd happily sleep "for 23 hours and 45 minutes a day" or "lay outside when it's 105 degrees," she said.
But when it was go-time on set, Gidget came alive. "One time, I kid you not, she actually pushed her stand-in out of the way because he was still there when she arrived on set," Chipperton recalled. "Gidget always knew where the camera was."
In tribute to her legacy, watch one of Gidget's classic Taco Bell commercials below: