RIP Eddie Carroll, Voice of Jiminy Cricket (Updated)
The International Jack Benny Fan Club is reporting that Eddie Carroll, voice of iconic Disney character Jiminy Cricket since 1973, has passed away at the age of 76.
Carroll assumed the role after the death of Cliff Edwards in 1971 and had voiced the famous cricket for all manner of Disney media over the course of nearly 40 years, including the Kingdom Hearts video game series.
And up until a recent injury which may have resulted in the cause of his death, Carroll had been performing the critically-acclaimed one-man tribute stage show Jack Benny: Laughter in Bloom.
This article was originally published by Voice Actors in the News and is reprinted here with permission.
Update: 4.07.2010 — Voice Actors in the News is passing along details on the funeral and where to send donations.