Taco man dies af­ter bat­tle with can­cer

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SUNDAY PEOPLE -

The Amer­i­can be­hind Taco Bell’s very lu­cra­tive Dori­tos Lo­cos Ta­cos meal died last week af­ter a bat­tle with brain can­cer. Ac­cord­ing to his wife Gin­ger, Todd Mills, 41, from Lit­tle Rock, Arkansas, would of­ten eat taco sal­ads made with Dori­tos and wrote a let­ter to Frito-Lay, the mak­ers of Dori­tos, in 2009 pitch­ing the idea of us­ing the spicy chips as taco shells. The com­pany wasn’t in­ter­ested at first but later changed its mind when Mills’ Face­book page, the Taco Shells Made from Dori­tos Move­ment, re­ceived huge pub­lic sup­port. The rest is now his­tory, with the snack prov­ing hugely suc­cess­ful — 600 mil­lion units have been sold to date, earn­ing Taco Bell bil­lions in sales. Yet the fa­ther-of-two, who came up with the idea, never made a penny from his idea. Movie fans have barely had time to catch their col­lec­tive breath af­ter the an­nounce­ment that Ben Af­fleck would play the Dark Knight in Bat­man Vs Su­per­man, when it was an­nounced last week that Gal Gadot has been cast as Won­der Woman in the same film. The Is­raeli ac­tress and model is best known for her role as Gisele in the fourth, fifth and sixth Fast and the Fu­ri­ous films. Gadot, 28, will play Diana Prince, who has su­per strength, speed and agility and flies an in­vis­i­ble plane, in Zak Sny­der’s Man of Steel se­quel — which also stars Henry Cav­ill as Su­per­man — due out in 2015.

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