Joe Alaskey, the amazing talented voice behind notable cartoon characters including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, died at the age of 63 of cancer on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Alaskey, who was born in upstate New York, started out as a stand-up impressionist. Worked with June Foray on a Boston radio morning show called Effective Radio with Bill and in the late 80s, he was hired by Warner Bros.
He was known as one of the successors of voice and comedic actor Mel Blanc after he died in 1989. He took on famous roles like Tweety & Sylvester the Cat.
Joe Alaskey has held a wide range of parts including Marvin the Martian, Grandpa Lou Pickles from the show Rugrats, Stinkie from the film Casper, and Plucky Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures. He also provided the voice for Richard Nixon on the critically acclaimed film Forrest Gump.
Alaskey, who once revealed that he sang every day to keep his larynx supple, won a Daytime Emmy award in 2004 for his work on the cartoon Duck Dodgers.
His latest work include the voice of Droopy on Tom and Jerry and Green Loontern in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. He also narrated television documentary series Murder Comes to Town, which aired on the Investigation Discovery Network.
The world have lost a great talent!
Rest In Peace Amazing Joe.