Although Christine Cavanaugh has been a well-known voice actress for many years, most people remember her most for being the character “Babe” in the movie of the same name. Deionn Masock, Christine’s sister confirmed that she passed away on December 22 at the young age of 51.
An obituary was published in yesterday’s copy of the Los Angeles Times but the cause of death was not mentioned. The list of movies and television shows to which Christine lent her unmistaken voice is quite extensive. To her, each role allowed her give the audience a small look into her own life. She officially retired from acting back in 2001, at which time she moved back to Utah, her native state.
Christine was born in 1963 and with a distinctive voice, found her place behind the scenes. Some of her other notable roles include Dexter in “Dexter’s Laboratory”, Gosalyn Mallard in “Darkwing Ducks”, one of the three primary monsters in “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters”, and Chuckie Finster in “Rugrats”. Because of her incredible voice ability, she easily played both female and male roles.
She also lent her voice acting to shows like “The Critic”, “The Powerpuff Girls”, “Recess”, “Sonic the Hedgehog”, “Hercules: The Animated Series”, “101 Dalmatians: The Series”, and was an announcer for The Disney Channel.
Even though she achieved great success as the voice of “Babe”, when offered a sequel role in “Babe: Pig in the City”, she opted out, choosing other roles instead. Christine was also a guest star on numerous television shows like “Cheers”, “Wings”, “ER”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and “The X-Files:
With such great success, people were surprised when she suddenly left her acting behind to make the move to Utah where according to her, she wanted more quality family time.
Since her death was confirmed by her sister, other celebrities and fans alike have sent condolences throughout various social media sites, remembering not only her voice acting ability but also her kind and gentle spirit.