Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse dies at 62
Wayne Allwine, the voice of beloved cartoon Mickey Mouse for 32 years, has died at the age of 62 from complications with diabetes, with his wife, Russi Taylor, who was the voice of Minnie Mouse, by his side.
Mr. Allwine joined Walt Disney in 1966 and worked in the mailroom before becoming the voice of Mickey in 1977.
He has voiced Mickey for the Disney theme parks, in Mickey's Christmas Carol and in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He won an Emmy for his work on NBC's Amazing Stories in 1986.
He was Mickey's third voice, after Walt Disney himself, then Jimmy MacDonald.
Allwine once said: "Mickey's the real star.
"You know you just have to love the little guy while you have him, because he won't be yours forever."