Dog who played Duke in Bush's Baked Beans commercial dies

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APOPKA, Fla. – A beloved dog from the Bush's Baked Beans commercials, who played the character known as Duke, died after a battle with cancer, News4Jax learned Tuesday.

The dog, whose actual name was Sam, lived in Apopka with his owner Susan, according to David Odom, Susan's neighbor. Odom posted about the dog's death on Facebook June 28. 

After learning about Sam's death, Bush's released a statement on Facebook Tuesday.

We continue to be overwhelmed by fan interest and their love of Duke. The relationship between Jay and his beloved dog...

Posted by Bush's Beans on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Most know him as "Duke" the Bush's Baked Beans dog. His name is actually Sam. He lived in Apopka with our friend Susan...

Posted by David Odom on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Duke the dog was known for making snarky comments to his owner in the commercials. He was often on the verge of spilling the beans and revealing the family's bean recipe.

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