Russi Taylor, The Voice Of Minnie Mouse, Has Died
Russi also voiced Martin from The Simpsons.
You may not know Russi Taylor by name but you’ll definitely know her voice: she gave life Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years and was also the voice behind The Simpsons’ resident nerd, Martin Prince.
Sadly, Russi has passed away. She was 75-years-old.
In a statement, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger paid tribute to Taylor’s “tremendous spirit”.
“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor. 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, 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 honour 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.”
Mirroring the character she played for so long, Russi married Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey until his death in 2009.
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