The iconic voice behind Minnie Mouse that made every kid her fan, Russi Taylor, a veteran voice-over artist, has died. On Saturday the Walt Disney Company said in a statement that he was 75 years old.
The CEO of Walt Disney Bob Iger said in a statement that “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” He added that “Russi will be sorely missed and our hearts go out to her family and friends, along with our deepest condolences.”
The cause behind her death is still not released.
Taylor’s late husband, Wayne Allwine, was behind the iconic voice of Mickey Mouse. He has given his voice to Mickey Mouse for more than 30 years. Starting from 1977 to 2007 till his death he has done the voice of Mickey. According to the Disney Company, once Taylor said that she wanted “whoever comes after us to be aware of the history and the tradition and to love the characters as much as we do.”
Taylor was born in 1944 in the Cambridge, Massachusetts. According to the Disney Company, once Taylor went to Walt Disney and told him she wanted to work for him one day. When she was just a young girl and was very obsessed with her voice. The company said that Taylor beat out over 200 hopefuls in her 1986 audition for Minnie Mouse. She has not just voiced to Mickey Mouse she has given her iconic voice to many other iconic characters including Pebbles Flintstone and Martin Prince and twins Sherri and Terri on “The Simpsons” and “The Simpsons Movie.” She also lent her voice to “Ducktails,” “The Smurfs,” “Muppet Babies,” “The Critic.”