Looney Tunes Voice Actor Joe Alaskey Dies at 63

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According to his spokesperson, prolific voice actor and impressionist Joe Alaskey died of cancer Wednesday night at the age of 63. In addition to being one of several actors who performed the roles of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Tweety Bird throughout the ’90s, Alaskey voiced a host of familiar characters, including Pluck Duck on Tiny Toon Adventures, Richard Nixon in Forrest Gump, Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats, following the death of original voice actor David Doyle. A Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Alaskey also lent his voice to video games like Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Dark Seduction, and Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest. Here he is doing a set on Letterman in 1986: