Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse for the past thirty years, has died from complications of diabetes. He was 62. Allwine got his start at the iconic voice in 1977, working on “The New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.” Only the third person to voice MM, Allwine’s works include the films Mickey’s Christmas Carol, The Prince and the Pauper, and the Kingdom Hearts video game series, along with countless hours of Disney programming. In addition to his voice work, he was a sound effects editor on numerous films.
And did you know that Mickey and Minnie really were married? Believe it! Allwine leaves behind a wife, Russi Taylor, who is the current voice of Minnie Mouse.
In 2008, both Allwines were named Disney Legends. Mr. Allwine’s talents will be missed by many.