Joe Alaskey, an actor best known for voicing Daffy Duck on Looney Tunes, has sadly died. He was 63-years-old.
Joe passed away in LA on Wednesday, Feb. 3 after battling cancer, television writer Mark Evanier revealed on his blog.
"[I] was delighted to know Joe for many years, to have him on several of my Cartoon Voices panels at Comic-Con, and to work with him in 2014 on The Garfield Show. Joe was temperamental and fiercely insecure at times, and you might hear of problems with directors and other actors. I can only tell you that when I hired him, he was an absolute professional. The only problem we had was that Joe had so many different voices that it was sometimes difficult to choose which one we wanted out of him," Evanier wrote.
Joe in November 2003. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The one I liked best was when he sounded like Joe Alaskey. He had a long, long list of voices but that's the one I will miss the most," Evanier continued.
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Though Joe was most known for voicing Daffy Duck — he won a 2004 Emmy Award for his Daffy performance in Duck Dodgers — the star also voiced Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny, Sylvester, Tweety and Marvin The Martian. He also played grumpy cowboy Yosemite Sam in the hit 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Out thoughts are with Joe's family and friends during this difficult time.
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