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Friday, 05 February 2016 - 13:02
Bugs Bunny Voice Artist Joe Alaskey Dies
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Joe Alaskey, the US voice artist who provided vocals for such Looney Tunes characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Sylvester the Cat, has died at 63.

Alaskey, who inherited the roles after the 1989 death of voice artist pioneer Mel Blanc, reportedly had cancer.

He was also heard as President Richard Nixon in Forrest Gump and Grandpa Lou Pickles in the Rugrats films.

In 2004 he won a Daytime Emmy for his work in Duck Dodgers, in which he was heard as both Daffy Duck and Marvin the Martian.

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