Christine Cavanaugh passed away on December 22 at the age of 51. Her exact cause of death was not revealed, but she suffered from CML or chronic myelogenous leukemia.
The voice actress was known for her work on Dexter’s Laboratory, The Rugrats, and many other shows.
Christine provided the voice of numerous iconic cartoon characters including Chuckie from Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin television series, The Powerpuff Girls, and The Wild Thornberrys.
Cavanaugh retired from voice acting in 2001, with some revealing she wanted to move back closer to her family.
Christine married Kevin James Cavanaugh in 1985 but the pair later divorced, according to an obituary in the Los Angeles Times. She had no biological children.
Christine’s cause of death is unknown, but there are reports she had chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Her obituary read, “Her imagination, humor, 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.
“The childlike awe of the world, humor to deal with the unpleasantness of reality, strength to deal with the challenges we all face, and intelligence to know when to act or accept what fate had allowed.”
A memorial stone ceremony was held in tribute to her in Antelope Island in Utah, a place she is said to have loved to visit with her father.
Christine Cavanaugh also had guest roles on The X Files, ER, and Cheers.