Minnie Mouse Loses Her Voice With The Passing of Russi Taylor

Minnie Mouse Lost Her Voice With the Passing of Russi Taylor

Childhood was the best time of our lives, isn’t it? We had so much fun just playing and watching TV. We had no burden of homework, schools, colleges, and other people’s expectations. We were carefree and happy. One of the main reasons our childhood is so memorable is because we could watch cartoons. From Tom and Jerry to Micky and Minnie, we had a childhood that no one can ever forget. However, that bubble burst when today I heard about the sad demise of Russi Taylor, at the age of 75, who was the voice of our very own Minnie Mouse.

She was the voice of not only Minnie Mouse but also numerous Simpsons characters and a wide variety of pop culture favorites. Executing the character she played, in reality as well, Taylor married Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey until his death in 2009.

Disney announced that Taylor passed away on Friday in Glendale, California. Bob Iger, the chairman, and CEO of Disney paid tribute to Taylor by providing a statement that was released on Saturday. “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” he wrote. “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. We’re so grateful for Russi’s talent as well as the tremendous spirit and great joy she brought to everything she did. It was a privilege to have known her and an honor to have worked with her, and we take comfort in the knowledge that her work will continue to entertain and inspire for generations to come.”

Taylor was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 4 May 1944. She was picked from 200 candidates to play Minnie at an audition in 1986. She said that during her visit to Disneyland as a girl she had met the first voice of Mickey and Minnie- Walt Disney himself! During one of their conversations, when she was asked about what she wanted to do, she had replied, “I want to work for you.” And she did! What a fortunate coincidence no?’

After being named a Disney Legend in 2008, she even said,” I really want whoever comes after us to be aware of the history and the tradition, and to love the characters as much as we do,” she said of herself and Allwine.

“I never wanted to be famous,” she said. “The characters I do are famous, and that’s fine for me.”

Fans all over the world are probably heartbroken on hearing that their childhood is lost. RIP Russi Taylor. Thank you for being a part of our childhood, helping us grow and make our childhood a better one.

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