Bush’s Baked Beans Spokesdog Duke Crosses The Rainbow Bridge

Lori Ennis
by Lori Ennis
It’s a sad day for fans of ‘Duke,’ the lovable, talking golden retriever spokesperson for Bush’s Baked Beans, as we learn that he recently passed after a valiant battle with cancer.

If you’re like me and you love dogs and baked beans, then you’ll know just how sad the passing of a sweet spokesdog is. Beloved dog actor Sam, who is better known as the talking and lovable “Bush’s Baked Beans Dog,” has battled cancer for a while, and sadly, his owner/trainer Susan had to let him go.

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In fact, ‘Duke’ is such a staple for many who love all of the silly conversations he’s had with ‘his’ human, Jay Bush on television, the post about the passing of one of his portrayers went viral.

Sam lived in Apopka, Florida with Susan, and David Odom, a family friend, posted that many may not have known that their friend ‘Sam,’ was actually well known as Duke.

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

The folks at Bush’s Beans released a statement about how special the relationship Jay and ‘Duke’ has always been, as it’s been part of their family story for 20 years. They also shared that they were sad to hear of Sam’s passing, and grateful that he’d been one of their ‘Dukes’ through the years.

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Odom says that Sam was a special dog to all who knew him, and that he’d be missed.

He crossed the Rainbow Bridge without ever spilling the secret recipe. Well done, boy. Well done.

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