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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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Neal    

Farewell Grandpa Arch; Snack strong in heaven.

1038 days ago
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Courtney    

Now that he has passed on they should SOOOOOOOOO put out old Favorites or some of the special flavours they put out AKA KETCHUP OMG I have been in need of a Bag of those since the day they stopped selling them. And not the Onion Wring Ketchup ones......KETCHUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1038 days ago
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Rick Zanetel    

To whom it concerns.. I am very sorry to hear the news.
I have had a dorito in my frezer now for 3 years untouched, that in the center of it... It has a perfect HEART cut out of it when it was made, it's one in a life time. Could you call me back, at 619.465.8287. It would be a very special present.
Thanks
Rick

1037 days ago
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