Russi Taylor, best known voicing Minnie Mouse, has died. She was 75.
Disney confirmed Taylor’s death on Saturday with a statement from Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company.
“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” he said. “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.
Taylor, a native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, voiced Minnie in many projects across platforms, including for television, theme park experiences, animated shorts and theatrical films. She was married to the late actor Wayne Allwine who was the voice of Mickey Mouse.
In addition to voicing Minnie, Taylor also lent her voice to Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their friend Webbigail Vanderquack in the original DuckTales animated series.