Russi Taylor Dies: Voice Of Minnie Mouse Was 75

Russi Taylor Dies: Voice Of Minnie Mouse Was 75
Russi Taylor, a voice actor and Disney legend who was the official voice of Minnie Mouse for many years, died in Glendale, Calif. on Friday, according to the Walt Disney Company. She was 75 years old.

Taylor first assumed the Minnie Mouse role more than 30 years ago and gave it voice in hundreds of Disney projects, including television, theme park experiences, animated shorts, and theatrical films.

“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, said in a statement Saturday.

“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,” Iger continued. “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
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