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Joe Alaskey, who was the voice of Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester the Cat, and Tweety Bird, died of cancer on Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 63.

Alaskey also voiced Grandpa Lou Pickles on Rugrats and Richard Nixon in Forrest Gump. He won a Daytime Emmy in 2004 for voicing the title role in Duck Dodgers.

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In addition to being prolific voice actor, he was an author as well. Alaskey's published works include a memoir, That's Still Not All Folks; a horror novel, Frater Dementis; and a collection of short stories, Queasy Street: Volume One - Eleven Tales of Fantasy.

At the time of his death Alaskey was the narrator of the Investigation Discovery true crime show Murder Comes to Town. He recorded his final episode Jan. 29, for the season finale that will air Monday, March 14 at 8/7c.

Here's footage of Alaskey recording voiceover for Murder Comes to Town in 2015, courtesy of Investigation Discovery's Facebook page.

See The Voice Behind Murder Comes To Town

Ever wanted to see the voice behind an ID show in action? Meet Joe Alaskey, from Murder Comes To Town.

Posted by Investigation Discovery on Monday, March 2, 2015