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Joe Alaskey, who voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweetyand Sylvester the Cat, among other legendary cartoon characters, died on Wednesday of cancer, according to multiple reports. He was 63.
Alaskey’s spokesperson, K.P. Lynne, shared the news on the actor’s Facebook page, writing, “Never doubt that Joe loved each and every one of you. Your comments and posts always made his day and brought joy to his heart and life.”
Alaskey replaced Mel Blanc as the voice of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck after his death in 1989, assuming the Warner Bros. characters during the 2000s, including in the film “Looney Tunes: Back in Action.” He has also given voice to other Looney Tunes animated heroes, including Tweety and Sylvester. He served as the primary voice for Plucky Duck on “Tiny Toon Adventures” and Yosemite Sam on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
Alaskey won a Daytime Emmy Award for voicing »
- Maane Khatchatourian
"Looney Tunes" fans, today we raise a carrot for Joe Alaskey, modern voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, and other cartoon favorites. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alaskey died of cancer at age 63. Sufferin' succotash indeed.
When Mel Blanc passed away, Alaskey was one of the voice actors to take on his iconic characters. In the 2003 movie "Looney Tunes: Back in Action," Alaskey voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Beaky Buzzard, and Mama Bear. In the 2000 animated movie "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure," Alaskey voiced Tweety, Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Pepé Le Pew, Marvin the Martian, Henery Hawk, and Colonel Rimfire. Phew!
In addition to Warner Bros. characters, Alaskey also voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles in the "Rugrats" movies and video games, and on the TV series from 1997-2004. You may also recall his voice as Droopy in the "Tom and Jerry" movies, Stinkie in "Caspter," Yosemite Sam in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit, »
- Gina Carbone
Sad news for animation fans. Joe Alaskey, the modern voice for Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, has passed away at the age of 63. His family confirmed the news earlier this week. The actor and voiceover artist succumbed to cancer.
Joe Alaskey was a successor to iconic Looney Tunes voice artist Mel Blanc, who passed away in 1989. Alaskey inherited the roles of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and countless other Warner Bros. animated characters, going to work to recreate their personalities starting in the 2000s. His most notable turn as these iconic and beloved characters came in the 2003 movie Looney Tunes: Back In Action.
Over the past few years, Joe Alaskey also gave new voice to such beloved icons of animation as Sylvester and Tweety. He served as the primary voice of Plucky Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures. In 1988, he voiced the role of Yosemite Sam in the blockbuster hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit? »
Joe Alaskey, the voice actor behind iconic Looney Toons cartoon characters like Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, has died after a battle with cancer, his spokesperson confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. He was 63. Alaskey, who succeeded Mel Blanc in voicing characters like Marvin the Martian in 2001, most notably took on Bugs Bunny and gang for 2003's Looney Tunes: Back in Action feature film. Prior to that, the actor brought Rugrats' Grandpa Lou Pickles to life from 1997–2004, and Sylvester the Cat in The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries from 1995–99. In addition, Alaskey could be heard as Plucky Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures and »
- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble
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