Another Hollywood Icon Lost to Cancer


It's been a tough year for Hollywood so far having lost 'Professor Snape' and David Bowie both from cancer now there is news that Joe Alaskey, who provided the voice for famous cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester the Cat, has died aged 63, also from cancer. 

Alaskey was born in New York on April 17, 1952 died yesterday (Feb 3rd). 

Before working on TV and films, Alaskey was a successful stand-up impressionist and worked on a Boston radio morning show called Effective Radio with Bill, along with June Foray, before he was hired by Warner Bros in 1989 to take over from famed voice artist Mel Blanc, who had died that year.

Alaskey, who said he sang every day to keep the larynx supple, also voiced other legendary Looney Tunes characters, among them Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Plucky Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures, Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats, and the ghost Stinkie from Casper. 
 


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