TAMPA, Fla. — Disney legend Russi Taylor, the voice behind Minnie Mouse, died on Friday at age 75.
"We are sorry to report that Disney Legend Russi Taylor has passed away," Disney Parks announced on Twitter.
Taylor assumed the role of Minnie more than 30 years ago. She voiced the character from television, to theme park experiences, animated shorts and theatrical films, according to the Disney Parks blog.
Taylor voiced other characters including Nurse Mouse in The Rescuers Down Under, as well as Donald’s mischievous nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and their friend Webbigail Vanderquack in the original DuckTales animated series, according to the Disney Parks blog.
Statement from Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on the passing of Disney Legend Russi Taylor: pic.twitter.com/4TpSVkT8BE— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) July 27, 2019
The blog says she also lent her voice to classics like TaleSpin, The Little Mermaid, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command and Kim Possible.
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