Jiminy Cricket! Actor and Voice of Pinocchio’s Conscience Eddie Caroll Dead at Age 76

Eddie Carroll, the actor best known to Disney fans as the voice of  Jiminy Cricket since 1973, has reportedly passed away at the age of 76.

The news comes from the International Jack Benny Fan Club which has no current additional information other than his death, although additional news is promised soon.

Carroll was also known for his impression of Jack Benny, which he performed on stage in his show Laughter in Bloom. The site currently lists all upcoming shows as postponed due to an injury Mr. Carroll sustained earlier in the year, but reports in the Jack Benny Fan Club forum have reported that he had recovered well so there is no indication as to what the injury was and whether his death is related to it.

[via Toonzone News]

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One thought on “Jiminy Cricket! Actor and Voice of Pinocchio’s Conscience Eddie Caroll Dead at Age 76

  1. Eddie passed away as a result of a brain tumor that had affected his balance. He had a fall and broke a bone as a result. Though the doctors treated the tumor aggressively, it is a difficult cancer to fight. Throughout the battle, which began late last fall when he was diagnosed, Eddie fought hard and remained more upbeat than I would have thought possible. He was a wonderful actor and a wonderful man, and his family and friends will miss him terribly.

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