Joe Alaskey, the voice of legendary Looney Tunes characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck has passed away aged 63 allegedly from cancer. He also provided the voices for Tweety, Sylvester the Cat, Foghorn Leghorn and Marvin the Martian after he succeeded previous voice actor Mel Blanc following his death in 1989.
In 2012 interview, he revealed that Bug’s Bunny distinctive voice was the hardest he ever had to master: “It took me two years. The Brooklyn and Bronx accident mixed together is very tricky, but I eventually got it down”. Aside from Looney Tunes, Alaskey loaned his vocal talents to Grandpa Pickles on Rugrats, Stinkie the ghost in Casper and Droopy the dog in a recent series of Tom & Jerry films.
See a clip of Alaskey accepting his Daytime Emmy award in 2004 for playing Daffy in Duck Dodgers below: