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Christine Cavanaugh, Voice In "Rugrats" And "Babe," Dies At 51

Cavanaugh also voiced characters like Oblina in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory.

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Voiceover artist Christine Cavanaugh, who voiced beloved '90s characters like Dexter in Dexter's Laboratory, Chuckie in Rugrats, and Oblina in Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, has died at 51.

Cavanaugh's cause of death was not released.

Before she retired to be closer with her family in 2001, Cavanaugh also voiced characters in Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Powerpuff Girls and The Wild Thornberrys, along with Babe the pig in Babe.

Besides voiceover work, Cavanaugh also had live-action guest roles on Salute Your Shorts, Cheers, The X-Files, and ER, as well as appearances in the films Jerry Maguire and Soulmates.

The actress's obituary, published in the LA Times, touched on her talents:

Her imagination, humor and intelligence were evident to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. It was of no surprise when she was able to share her talents with the world. 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 obit continues:

Christine lived her life the way she wanted. Accolades, notoriety, and recognition were not the reason for her interest in entertainment, it was for the love of entertainment, to make people smile. When her life changed she found herself needing the quiet of the country and her love changed from entertaining to hiking, reading, writing and living a simple life.

Celebs and fans expressed their condolences on Twitter.

RIP Christine Cavanaugh aka "Babe" and "Oblina" on my first ever series, AAAAH, REAL MONSTERS! She was great. http://t.co/Dams0W9j8n

Michael Price@mikepriceinlaFollow

RIP Christine Cavanaugh aka "Babe" and "Oblina" on my first ever series, AAAAH, REAL MONSTERS! She was great. http://t.co/Dams0W9j8n

2:37 PM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

R.I.P Christine Cavanaugh so sad to hear.. #chuckie #Dexter #babe

Jay Pharoah@JayPharoahFollow

R.I.P Christine Cavanaugh so sad to hear.. #chuckie #Dexter #babe

4:48 PM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Christine Cavanaugh was one of the first voice actresses that inspired me to become a voice actor. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Danielle McRae@DanielleMcVOFollow

Christine Cavanaugh was one of the first voice actresses that inspired me to become a voice actor. You will be missed but never forgotten.

5:00 PM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Man...such a sad loss: Christine Cavanaugh voice of "Dexter's Lab" "Babe" & "Chuckie on Rugrats RIP http://t.co/2ocL1scCk3

Questlove Gomez@questloveFollow

Man...such a sad loss: Christine Cavanaugh voice of "Dexter's Lab" "Babe" & "Chuckie on Rugrats RIP http://t.co/2ocL1scCk3

2:34 PM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Devastated by Christine Cavanaugh's death. So many of us grew up with her.

Happy Lou Year@LouisPeitzmanFollow

Devastated by Christine Cavanaugh's death. So many of us grew up with her.

4:31 PM - 30 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Check out Cavanaugh in action as Oblina:

View this video on YouTube

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And here as the voice of Babe:

View this video on YouTube

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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