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Doritos Creator Dies

Gets Tastiest Funeral EVER!

9/26/2011 12:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The SNACK GOD who invented DORITOS has passed away ... but TMZ has learned his funeral is nacho average ceremony ... 'cause the guy will be buried with 3 FLAVORS of his prized invention.

Arch West -- the 97-year-old ex-Frito-Lay legend -- died last week, and his daughter announced the family plans on "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn" when he is buried.

TMZ spoke with West's son-in-law ... who tells us the family will use Original, Cool Ranch and Nacho flavored Doritos, since those were West's favorite. He was NOT a fan of the Cheeseburger flavor, so those will not be used.

According to his daughter, West came up with the idea for Doritos during a family vacation to San Diego ... when he discovered a snack shack selling fried tortilla chips in 1961.

Snack strong in heaven, Arch.

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16.

sky    

Sad loss for humanity but try the Munchies , you'll get over the grief.

1037 days ago
17.

Cujeaux    

This story is making me hungry.

1037 days ago
18.

Daniel     

I LOVE THOSE CHIPS THEY ARE MY FAVORITE OUT OF ALL THE CHIPS THERE ARE!

1037 days ago
19.

Daniel     

I LOVE THOSE CHIPS THEY ARE MY FAVORITE OUT OF ALL THE CHIPS THERE ARE!

1037 days ago
20.

SPOKAZI    

I LIKE,DARITOS IS MY FAVOURATE

1037 days ago
21.

chick    

Hate Texas, love CHEETOS !

1037 days ago
22.

Orangery    

This guy just has a chip on his shoulder

1037 days ago
23.

Lori    

Doritos are America's weapons of mass destruction.

1037 days ago
24.

Andrew    

Are they going to change the name..to..Deadoritos

1037 days ago
25.

Good riddance!    

Expect a new flavor soon, Soylent Doritos.

1037 days ago
26.

bubbahubba    


Apparently he'll be laid to rest in an air tight, zip lock bag.

1037 days ago
27.

jrosales864    

Pour out a couple chippers for the old homie....

1037 days ago
28.

dfghj    

RIP!! i think doritos has changed the way we live for the better.. ranch flavor ftw!

1037 days ago
29.

danny    

sad day

1037 days ago
30.

Ann    

I used to live off Doritos, but quit eating them when I noticed they put MSG in them.

1037 days ago
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