If you watched cartoons in the 1990s, you’re probably familiar with the voice of Christine Cavanaugh. The actress gave a voice to characters like Chucky from Rugrats, Dexter in Dexter’s Laboratory, Gosalyn in Darkwing Duck, and the pig Babe in the movie Babe.
Cavanaugh passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Her obituary reads: “She was able to do incredible and amazing things with her voice and bring lots of smiles and many laughs to people who are now young adults … Her imagination, humor, and intelligence were evident to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Many know of her from the roles she played, but in each role there was a part of her showing through that the ones who truly knew her could see. The childlike awe of the world, humor to deal with the unpleasantness of reality, strength to deal with the challenges we all face, and intelligence to know when to act or accept what fate had allowed.”
Thousands of people have taken to Twitter today to mourn the loss of Christine Cavanaugh, as well as a little piece of their childhood.
Devastated by Christine Cavanaugh’s death. So many of us grew up with her. pic.twitter.com/Z1OsgpSpqy
— Happy Lou Year (@LouisPeitzman) December 30, 2014
— tara strong (@tarastrong) December 30, 2014
Really sad to hear about Christine Cavanaugh. She was possibly the biggest influence on me to start voice acting. Such amazing skill.
— Arin Hanson (@egoraptor) December 30, 2014
RIP Christine Cavanaugh, you provided the voice for some of my favorite cartoon characters. :'( pic.twitter.com/berB1KbrEO
— Stoop Kid (@ItsStoopKidDood) December 30, 2014