Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mickey Has Lost His Voice, Minnie Has Lost Her Love...



Sadly, news I would like to not be reporting...

Wayne Allwine, the man that voices Mickey Mouse(and only the third man to do so) passed away yesterday from complications due to diabetes. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Russi Taylor(the voice of Minnie Mouse), his family and their friends.

Somewhere in heaven there are a trio of voices chatting together in a familiarly sweet, innocent tone...

13 comments:

swatsi said...

Very sad news indeed.

Mr. Rosado said...

another disney legend passes to join walt

Richard Koster said...

What is the source for this, Honor, other than Wikipedia?

Honor Hunter said...

A friend...

Richard Koster said...

Disney has now confirmed it: ""Wayne Allwine passed away on May 18, 2009 at the age of 62." Source: http://legends.disney.go.com/legends/detail?key=Wayne%20Allwine

Our condolences to his family and Russi Taylor, his wife, and his many fans.

Honor Hunter said...

Tsk, tsk Richard...

You didn't trust me?

Richard Koster said...

I trusted you... I'm so shocked that I couldn't believe it, Honor. :-(

MarkTwain said...

Oh no. That's terrible news... especially for his wife, who voices Minnie.

I wonder how well other actors can match his voice, and how soon Mickey can find one.

Neal said...

I wonder if his wife will now step down. How can you continue being the voice of a character if your partner is no longer accompanying you? I think it'd feel weird for her to continue with a different actor.

Anonymous said...

We will all miss you Wayne. The laughter that you brought everyone...the smiles to the world.

I'll never forget the time we got to spend together.

madammina (Disney Geek) said...

Oh my... I am glad he worked in an age where so much is recorded and passed on. He was the Mickey I grew up with, enjoyed, and will always remember. Good Bye Wayne Allwine.

tamra said...

Thoughts and prayers goes out to the entire Disney World...

Dimitri said...

Rest in peace, Wayne Allwine....
I WILL MISS YOU.
My condolences to his wife Russi Taylor, and all his loved ones...

Is it possible to replace him? He IS Mickey.