Babe actress Christine Cavanaugh dies at age 51

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Actress Christine Cavanaugh has passed away at the age of 51. A statement released by her family did not disclose any cause of death but said that she passed away on December 22nd at her family home in Utah.

Cavanaugh got her break in acting by voicing Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard in Disney's series Darkwing Duck. She was perhaps best known for providing the voice for Babe the pig in the 1995 film but she failed to agree terms for the sequel Babe: Pig in the City and so E.G. Daily was hired as her replacement.

The family statement, which appeared in the LA Times, read "Her imagination, humour and intelligence were evident to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Many know of her from the roles she played, but in each role there was a part of her showing through that the ones who truly knew her could see."

During her career, Cavanaugh was the voice behind some iconic cartoon characters. Most notably she provided the voice for Chuckie Finster in Nickolodeon's Rugrats, a show also featuring the voice of Daily. Cavanaugh voiced Dexter from Dexter's laboratory and Bunnie Rabbot on Sonic the Hedgehog.

The actress also appeared in episodes of The X Files, Everybody Loves Raymond and ER as well as a small role in hit movie Jerry Maguire. She was the voice behind Marty Sherman on The Critic until she retired from acting altogether in 2001 and moved back to Utah.

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