Best of 2009

Tributes: The Stars We Lost This Year

From Patrick Swayze to Natasha Richardson, we say goodbye to the smiles and voices who left their mark onscreen and off

GIDGET

The adorable Chihuahua, best known from her Taco Bell campaign where she appeared to utter the ubiquitous phrase "Yo quiero Taco Bell?" died July 21 after a stroke. "She made so many people happy," Gidget's trainer, Sue Chipperton, said.