R.I.P.: Remembering Beloved Animal StarsFrom Gidget the Taco Bell spokesdog to Eddie from Frasier, we pay tribute to the late animal stars who stole our hearts

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Updated: Thursday Jul 23, 2009 | 01:32 PM EDT By: Rennie Dyball


Rando, the German shepherd who played Jim Belushi's canine partner Jerry Lee in 1989's K-9, was actually bred to be a police dog. Acquired in Germany by Mark Mooring, who headed the LAPD Canine Unit and served as a technical advisor on the film, the pooch retired to his home in Malibu. "He slept on the end of my son's bed every night," says Mooring.