Russi Taylor, best known for voicing the iconic Disney character Minnie Mouse, has died. She was 75.
The news was confirmed on Saturday by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, who released a heartfelt statement on the Disney legend’s passing.
“Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor. 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,” the message began. “We’re so grateful for Russi’s talent as well as the tremendous spirit and great joy she brought to everything that 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.”