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Duke, The Dog From Bush’s Baked Beans Classic Commercials, Has Died

He took the Bush’s Baked Beans secret family recipe to the grave — literally. One of the dogs who played Duke from the infamous commercials has passed away. According to CBS News, the Bush’s Baked Beans “spokesdog” was a family pet who went by the name of “Sam.” He lived with his owner named Susan in rural Apopka, Florida, says David Odom, a neighbor who shared the news of Sam/Duke’s passing on Facebook. In his online tribute, Odom remarked that Susan is a dog trainer by trade, and it’s because of her careful training of Sam/Duke that he was selected to be one of the iconic pooches in the long-running commercials. However, in recent times, he’d been suffering from an “aggressive form of cancer,” and ultimately h...