Christine Cavanaugh, the actress who lent her voice to some of the most iconic animated characters of the '90s, passed away on December 22. She was 51 years old.
While most fans won't recognize her face, Cavanaugh's voice brought beloved characters like Babe the pig, Chuckie from The Rugrats, Dexter from Dexter’s Laboratory, and Darkwing Duck's Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard to life.
"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,” read her obituary, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
The actress also had a string of live action performances, including roles in ER, The X-Files, and Everybody Loves Raymond.
“Her imagination, humor, and intelligence were evident to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her,” the obituary continued. “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.”
Cavanaugh's cause of death was not released. (Variety)