The world of voice acting and animation lost a legend today when Russi Taylor, the voice of some of the most iconic animated characters in film and television passed away at age 75.


The Disney Legend was the voice of Minnie Mouse starting in 1986. She also voiced Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby Vanderquack in the original Ducktales series. She was also the original voice of Strawberry Shortcake as well as voicing Gonzo and Robin on Muppet Babies. She was also the voice of Martin Prince on The Simpsons as well as twins Sherri and Terri and foreign exchange student Uter.


Taylor worked for decades lending her voice to animated series as well as feature films and video games including the King’s Quest Series and more recently, the Kingdom Hearts series including reprising her roles of Huey, Dewey, Louie and Minnie Mouse for Kingdom Hearts III.


The Walt Disney Company and CEO Bob Iger took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the passing of Russi Taylor.


Taylor was formally married to Wayne Allwine, who voiced Mickey Mouse from 1983 up until his death in 2009. Taylor died Friday in Glendale California. She was named a Disney Legend in 2008.

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