Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck voice actor Joe Alaskey dies, aged 63

Alaskey's voice was also head in 'Forrest Gump' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit'

Joe Alaskey, who provided the voice of Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Tweety Bird, has died at the age of 63.

The actor, comedian and voice artist passed away in his native New York last night (February 3) after a battle with cancer, family members have confirmed.

Alaskey supplied the voices of numerous Looney Tunes characters on Tiny Toon Adventures from 1990 to 1995, becoming one of several voice actors to succeed the late Mel Blanc, who provided the voices of the cartoon favourites originally.

Alaskey also provided the voice of Rugrats‘ Grandpa Lou Pickles following the death of original voice actor David Doyle in 1997. More recently, Alaskey had provided voices for video games including Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, Dark Seduction and Tom And Jerry: Spy Quest.

As a live-action actor, Alaskey had a starring role in US teen sitcom Out Of This World from 1987 to 1991. He also recreated the voice of Richard Nixon for the classic 1994 film Forrest Gump and voiced Yosemite Sam in the cult 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

For his voice work, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program in 2004.