The Disassociated Press is reporting that the Geico Gecko is dead. We have it on good authority that he was run over by a car driven by a pig. Witnesses report that the only sound they heard was “weeeeeeeeeeee.” Later that evening the pig was found at home and arrested. The police report that the pig claimed he was jealous of the Gecko and wanted his job. Geico released the following statement:
“We are saddened and devastated by the loss of our beloved spokesperson. The fact that one of our own was responsible is unthinkable. While the Gecko was loved and will be missed, we are announcing that our next spokesperson will be a woodchuck.”
The arrangements for the funeral have yet to be determined but we have heard that the Gecko will be interned at the Holy Lizard Pet Cemetery. He is survived by a wife and three eggs.