Actress who voiced Minnie Mouse dies

STEPHEN SHUGERMAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

The actress whose voice was used for Disney's Minnie Mouse for more than 30 years, has died aged 75.

According to the Walt Disney Company, Russi Taylor died at her home in Glendale, California.

She got the coveted role voicing the character in 1986 after going up against 200 other hopefuls in auditions.

Taylor also provided voices for characters on "The Simpsons and "The Flintstones".

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