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Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of Chuckie in Rugrats and the pig in Babe has passed away at the age of 51. Cavanaugh also voiced the mad scientist Dexter in Dexter’s Laboratory and Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard in Disney’s Darkwing Duck, Marty Sherman in The Critic, Oblina in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Bunnie Rabbot on Sonic the Hedgehog.

“There’s a freedom to voice-over acting,” Cavanaugh told the Toronto Star newspaper in 2000. “I can do things I could never do on camera. I can be elderly or I can be a baby … or animals. It’s wonderful.”

Her cause of death was not disclosed. Our hearts go out to her family. She was the voice of a lot of our childhoods. Rest in peace.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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