Joe Alaskey, the legendary voice behind cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and more, has died at the age of 63. His family announced his passing on Feb. 3.
This is devastating. Iconic voice actor Joe Alaskey has died at 63. Joe was the voice of cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat and more. He voiced so many famous characters over the course of his career. He will be so missed.
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Joe’s family members announced his death on Feb. 3, TMZ reports. The cause of Joe’s death has not been revealed.
You may not recognize Joe’s face, but you’ll definitely recognize his voice. He voiced Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, Marvin the Martian, Foghorn Leghorn and more Looney Tunes characters. He also voiced Grandpa Pickles on Rugrats after 1997.
Joe was a successor of iconic voice actor Mel Blanc at Warner Brothers. He became the premier impressionist after Mel died in 1989.
Joe voiced Stinkie in Casper and Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also played Richard Nixon in Forrest Gump. He lent his voice to many video games, including Justice League: The New Frontier, Spider-Man: Friend Or Foe, Superman Returns, Fantastic Four and more. He won an Emmy for his portrayal of Daffy Duck on Duck Dodgers.
He was recently featured as the narrator on Investigation Discovery’s Murder Comes To Town. His final acting credit is Dark Seduction, according to IMDb. What a career he had! His legacy will live on forever in his characters. Rest in peace, Joe.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Joe’s family and friends during this difficult time.