Printer Friendly

Mickey Mouse's voice Wayne Allwine dies at 62.

Byline: ANI

London, May 21 (ANI): Well-known as the voice of Mickey Mouse, American actor Wayne Allwine has passed away, aged 62.

Allwine, who had been working for The Walt Disney Co since 1966, started lending his voice to the famous mouse in 1977.

He reportedly died of complications from diabetes, with his wife, an actress who was the voice of Minnie Mouse, by his side.

Allwine's voice can still be heard at Disney theme parks around the world.

He also voiced Mickey in Mickey's Christmas Carol and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

He was the third person to voice Mickey, following Walt Disney himself and Jimmy MacDonald.

According to the BBC, Allwine once said: "Mickey's the real star. You know you just have to love the little guy while you have him, because he won't be yours forever."

Roy Disney, director emeritus for The Walt Disney Co, said that Allwine gave Mickey Mouse "a heart and soul". (ANI)

Copyright 2009 Asian News International (ANI) - All Rights Reserved.

Provided by an company
COPYRIGHT 2009 Al Bawaba (Middle East) Ltd.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian News International
Article Type:Obituary
Date:May 21, 2009
Previous Article:Indian yoga guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois passes away at 93.
Next Article:Indian envoys to meet Sri Lankan President.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters