Voice actress Thea White, the voice of Muriel Bagge in ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’, dies at the age of 81

Thea White poses as records. Photo from Thea Ruth White's Facebook Account

Thea White, the voice behind the sweet-natured and the soft-voiced character of Muriel Bagge in the “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” has passed away on Friday, July 30 at the age of 81. The news was announced by her brother, John Zitzner, on his personal Facebook account.

According to the post of Zitzner, Thea White has been battling liver cancer and was diagnosed ‘months ago.’ However, after undergoing two surgery she passed away “peacefully of complications from surgery” on Friday morning at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.    

White is most known for voicing the character of Muriel Bagge in the Cartoon Network’s series “Courage the Cowardly Dog,” the Scottish elderly woman who adopted the pink dog with her husband. The series ran from 1999 to 2002 with 52 total episodes. Moreover, White was also the voice of Corey from “Pecola,” as Aunt Margaret in the movie “Scooby-Doo! Legend of the Phantosaur,” and the voice of Muriel in the 2006 video game “Cartoon Network Racing.”

White voiced Muriel (left) in the ‘Courage the Cowardly’ from 1999 to 2002.

Thea White was born June 16, 1940, in Newark, New Jersey, and studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Theater Wing. According to her brother's Facebook post, “Thea was a professional actress most of her life starting on stage professionally in her twenties, was also a librarian, and most recently was a voice-over actor.”

White was also part of the upcoming film “Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog” — linking two franchises Scooby-Doo and Courage the Cowardly Dog — which is set to come out this year.


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