For fans of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and Sylvester and Marvin the Martian, it’s with a heavy heart that we learn of the passing of the man behind these characters’ voices. Who can forget Bugs Bunny’s signature ‘What’s up Doc?’
Joe Alaskey, the man who voiced these much beloved characters passed away aged 63 in Los Angeles from cancer.
Alaskey who came into the roles after legendary impressionist Mel Blanc’s death in 1989, also took on roles in Rugrats and Casper as Grandpa Lou Pickles and Stinkie. Other works he was involved in were popular animated films and TV shows such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper, Hey Arnold! and Extreme Ghostbusters.
Looney Tunes will never be the same without you, Joe. Rest in peace.