Thea Ruth White, Voice of Muriel on 'Courage the Cowardly Dog,' Dead at 81

Muriel from 'Courage the Cowardly Dog' has passed away at 81.

8/2/2021 11:30:00 AM

Thea Ruth White -- the voice of Muriel on 'Courage the Cowardly Dog' -- has died.

Muriel from 'Courage the Cowardly Dog' has passed away at 81.

-- the voice of Muriel on"Courage the Cowardly Dog" -- has died.Her family shared the sad news over the weekend, saying she'd passed Friday following a surgery to remove a cancerous mass from her liver ... which her nephew,Brad Zitzner, says resulted in her catching an infection shortly thereafter.

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By all accounts, she fought hard ... but lost her battle to cancer. Right before going in for the procedure -- Thea's brother,John, posted a video of her asking for well-wishes from fans (young and old) which she said would help her in her recovery. She seemed to be talking in the Muriel voice, too, from the famed Cartoon Network show that she's most famous from.

Waiting for your permission to load the Facebook Video.John posted yet another video on Facebook, which seemed to indicate this is something Thea has been dealing with for a while -- apparently, she'd gone in for an initial surgery just a week ago ... and he has a video up of her talking following that procedure. headtopics.com

Her nephew writes,"Thanks Feefer for your leadership of your family. The role you have taken with my kids and all your family sadly can't be replaced. I can see hundreds of fan tributes already online so your love was shared far and wide."

Brad adds,"You loved life and even know I know the final outcome I love your decision to go for it and to try to win."Thea hadn't gotten into acting until later in life -- it seems her first major role was on 'CTCD,' on which she starred for four years. She's also lent her talents for shows like"Pecola" and 'Scooby Doo' ... but it looks like she's been faithful to portraying Muriel in a variety of forms.

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Oh Muriel! I thoroughly enjoyed her voice. RIP sliccmic R.I.P. This was my childhood Loved the show as a child. R.I.P 💐 Rest in Paradise queen thanks for making our childhood Prayers.Sent.😇💗 My heart... rip muriel you fell off 😣 r.i.p

Thea White, Voice of Muriel on ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog,’ Dies at 81Earlier, she served as Marlene Dietrich's personal assistant and married to a drummer who recorded with The Beatles. Well shit.....F to the queen🙏 Why do you need to mention her race? Like being white is relevant to her work on this show.

RIP 💖

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