Taylor passed away Friday at her home in Glendale, Southern California. according to Disney CEO Bob Iger . He says, "Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the death of Russi Taylor."
Iger continued, "We are so grateful for Russi's talent and the tremendous spirit and joy that she brought to everything she did. It was a privilege to have known her and an honor to work with and we comfort her with the knowledge that her work will continue to entertain and inspire generations. "
He added," Russi will be sorely missed and our heart goes to her family and friends, along with our deepest condolences. "The circumstances surrounding her death are unclear.
Russi has consistently voiced the Disney icon since the 1980s – 1987, when she played Minnie for the first time in a television movie called "DTV & # 39; Doggone & # 39; Valentine." "She spoke up and landed the coveted role, her voice is the Minnie voice that most millennia and children are familiar with.
She spoke to Minnie in 2019 and has just over 80 Minnie credits for various Disney films. Projects: Some of the most notable contributions to the Disney canon as Minnie … "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" "Runaway Brain", "Goofy and the Three Musketeers", "Mickey Mouse Works", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and many others.
However, Russi's voice talents went far beyond Disney … like Pebbles on "The Flinstones", the Mackleberry Twins and Martin Prince on "The Simpsons" and other characters on "The Jetsons", "Scooby Doo", "The Muppets "… and many other Disney favorites.
She was once married to longtime voice actor Mickey Mouse Wayne Allwine who died of diabetes in 2009. They did not have children together, but she does have one Land of children who love them