Jul 28, 2019
By Maria Madden
It’s the end of an era at Disney.
The company has confirmed that longtime Minnie Mouse voice actress Russi Taylor has died.
The Disney Legend served as the official voice of Minnie for more than 30 years, portraying Mickey Mouse’s bow-wearing sweetheart across animated shorts, television, theme park experiences and theatrical films.
In fact, Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, who succeeded Walt Disney and Jimmy MacDonald as the third primary voice actor for Mickey.
The couple wed in 1991 and were married until Allwine’s death in 2009.
In a statement Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said “Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor.”
She was 75.