Russi Taylor, Minnie Mouse, Simpsons Voice Dies At 75 – Voice actress Russi Taylor, who was the official voice of Disney’s Minnie Mouse and The Simpsons’ Martin Prince, died in Glendale, Calif. on Friday.
Russi Taylor, Minnie Mouse, Simpsons Voice Dies At 75:
“I never wanted to be famous,” voice artist once said Russi Taylor once said. “The characters I do are famous, and that’s fine for me.”
Disney confirmed Taylor’s death on Saturday with a statement from Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Iger continued. “For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the world—a partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere,”
He Said. “We’re so grateful for Russi’s talent as well as the tremendous spirit and great joy she brought to everything she did. It was a privilege to have known her and an honor to have worked with her, and we take comfort in the knowledge that her work will continue to entertain and inspire for generations to come. Russi will be sorely missed and our hearts go out to her family and friends, along with our deepest condolences.”
Russi Taylor Cause Of Death:
Russi Taylor passed away at her age 75. The cause was not immediately clear.
Among the most hit roles on Russi’s amazing roles are Strawberry Shortcake, Baby Gonzo (of Muppet Babies fame), Pebbles Flintstone, Duchess the Cat in the film Babe, and Ferny Toro in Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks.
Russi’s other Disney voices have included Nurse Mouse in The Rescuers Down Under, and Donald’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their friend Webbigail Vanderquack in the original DuckTales animated series. She also worked on like TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, and Kim Possible; including recent popular Sofia the First, The Lion Guard, and Tangled: The Series.
“When I was a little girl, I was with my mom and my brother, and it was late at night at Disneyland. We had just come off the Mark Twain Riverboat and were getting some popcorn. I looked over and saw Walt sitting on a bench, so we introduced ourselves and shared our popcorn with him,” The company quoted Taylor. “At one point during our chat, he asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up, and I said, ‘I want to work for you!’ So he said, ‘Okay!’—and now I do!”
— Disney (@Disney) July 27, 2019
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) July 27, 2019
— Al Jean (@AlJean) July 27, 2019
In light of Russi Taylor‘s passing i’d like to remind everyone of her very real relationship with Mickey Mouse voice actor Wayne Allwine.
It was in fact through being cast as these characters that the pair fell in love and eventually married. pic.twitter.com/WVM0klAVWc
— G-Zus (Slant16Gamer) (@Slant16Gamer) July 27, 2019
Sad news just happened. Minnie Mouse’s voice actress Russi Taylor sadly passed away at 74. And the last thing we heard from her was this amazing song she sang to Mickey. Now she’s up in heaven with Wayne singing their hearts out together!🐭🎀 pic.twitter.com/R07o9PlH3E
— Jessica McCartney🔜Bronycon (@JesslmcJessica) July 27, 2019