Babe star Christine Cavanaugh dies
Christine Cavanaugh, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of Babe, has died at the age of 51.
Cavanaugh's sister Deionn Masock confirmed yesterday (December 30) that she had died on December 22 at her home in Utah. An obituary notice was also published in the Los Angeles Times.
Masock said the cause of death isn't known.
Cavanaugh lent her voice to many of the 1990s indelible cartoon characters, including Chuckie Finster in Nickelodeon's Rugrats, Dexter on the Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory and the live-action piglet of 1995's Babe.
She retired from voice acting in 2001 and moved back to her native Utah.
In the LA Times notice, her family wrote that "in each role there was a part of her showing through that the ones who truly knew her could see".