Voice of iconic Disney cartoon Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor dies at age 75 - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

Voice of iconic Disney cartoon Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor dies at age 75

Russi Taylor has died aged 75.

The actress – who was best known for voicing the part of Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years – passed away in Glendale, California, on Friday (26.07.19).

Taylor – who also played characters in ‘The Simpsons’ – worked as the voice of the iconic Disney character from 1986, lending her talents to a range of projects, including TV series, films and even Disney theme parks.

Bob Iger, Disney’s chairman and chief executive, has paid a glowing tribute to the late actress, saying she helped to make Minnie “a global icon”.

He said in a statement: “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.

“We take comfort in the knowledge that her work will continue to entertain and inspire for generations to come.”

Taylor actually married Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey, in 1991 and they remained married until his death in 2009.

Disney said in its statement that the duo remained “as inseparable as their animated counterparts until Wayne’s death”.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Prior to her own passing, Taylor – who also voiced the parts of The Little Mermaid, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Kim Possible on TV – insisted she never craved fame and that, unlike the animated characters she played, she never considered herself to be famous.

She shared: “I never wanted to be famous. The characters I do are famous, and that’s fine for me.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan rap stalwart King Kerby will release the fifth music video off his third studio album dubbed ‘Saba’ with the visual for “Summertime” set...

Entertainment

The Guinness World Records has disqualified Kenyan chef Maliha Mohammed’s record-breaking attempt due to a single error made during her rest break. Chef Maliha...

Uncategorized

The much-anticipated second season of The Real Housewives of Nairobi returns on 10 May, only on Showmax. In Season 2, actress and entrepreneur Minne...

Entertainment

Afropop superstar Mr Eazi is making some boss moves this year. The ‘Leg Over’ crooner has today announced Choplife.ci –his first wholly-owned brand in...

News

Mobile phones are six times as dirty as toilet seats. A study has revealed that over half (52 per cent) of phones are heavily...

News

OJ Simpson’s infamous memoir title was changed by Ron Goldman’s family to make it look as if he was admitting to his murder. The...

Entertainment

Taylor Swift’s music has returned to TikTok. The ‘Shake it Off’ singer’s tracks had been pulled from the social media platform by her label...

Entertainment

Kenyan soul crooner Mayonde is set to release her latest EP, ‘Start Again,’ marking her rebirth. Mayonde’s absence from the music fray has been...