The woman behind the voice of Minnie Mouse has passed away at the age of 75.
According to Disney, Russi Taylor, whose husband Wayne Allwine voiced Mickey Mouse, died in Glendale, California on Friday, July 26. The cause of death is not yet known.
“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor,” Bob Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company said in a statement.
“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.”
He continued, “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.”
“Russi will be sorely missed and our hearts go out to her family and friends, along with our deepest condolences.”
She also voiced The Simpsons' character Martin Prince.
Taylor, who was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was best known for voicing Minnie across various platforms including television and theme park experiences. She was also behind the voice of Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie.