Wayne Allwine, voice of Mickey Mouse, dies at 62

Wayne Allwine, who served as the voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years, died yesterday of complications from diabetes, according to the Walt Disney Company. He was 62. Allwine—who started in the mailroom at Disney in 1966 and won a sound effects editing Emmy for his work on Amazing Stories in 1986—was the only the third man to voice the famous cartoon mouse, which was introduced in 1928.  Allwine first could be heard as Mickey on The New Mickey Mouse Club, and later in Mickey’s Christmas Carol and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, not to mention at Disney theme parks worldwide. His wife, Russi Taylor, has provided the voice of Minnie Mouse since 1986.

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  • Marnie

    Awww this is very sad. My son loves mickey. Thank you for bringing such joy to our lives.

  • TJ

    Oh no! Poor man, only 62. He will be missed.

  • Sarah

    Thank you Mr. Allwine for the many great years of laughter you gave us all. Rest In Peace.

  • Andy

    God rest His soul

  • Tink

    This makes me so sad. Such a sweet couple, and they were both so nice.

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