By Annie Barrett
Updated July 22, 2009 at 09:04 PM EDT

A PEOPLE.COM EXCLUSIVE just alerted us that Gidget, the Taco Bell chihuahua responsible for thousands of late-night Border Runs across the nation (hundreds of which took place in my car from 1996-1999), has died of a stroke at age 15. Is it too soon for the clip below?

R.I.P., mi chalupa pequeña.