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Pokémon Voice Actress Maddie Blaustein Passes Away (Updated)

posted on 2008-12-16 19:35 EST
48-year-old had played Pokémon's Meowth, Yu-Gi-Oh!'s Solomon Moto

4Kids Entertainment has confirmed that voice actress Madeleine "Maddie" Blaustein has passed away. She was 48. Blaustein dubbed various anime characters under several stage names, but is arguably best known for voicing Meowth in hundreds of episodes during the Pokémon television anime series' first run. She later played Solomon Moto in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters. She also played roles in Hi no Tori, The Gokusen, Dinosaur King, Sonic X, and dozens of other productions.

Thank you to Ouka for the news tip via Serebii.

Update: Voice director and acting colleague Michael Sinterniklaas has told ANN, "We're deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, Maddie Blaustein. She was an incredible actress with unlimited range. She had recently started working for us as a writer as well. The community has lost a true talent and a great person."


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