Thurl Ravenscroft has died
Thurl has died at age 91 due to prostate cancer. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family and friends from all his fans.
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Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft (born February 6, 1914 in Norfolk, Nebraska) is an American voice actor and singer with a deep, booming voice. He is best known as the voice of Tony the Tiger in Kellogg's Frosted Flakes television commercials and as the singer of the song "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in the Christmas TV special based on the Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! although his name was accidentally left off the credits, leading many to believe that the cartoon's narrator, Boris Karloff, sang the song.
His voice is also heard in many Disney theme rides, including Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion. Other familiar cartoons include The Brave Little Toaster. He also provided a voice for Mary Poppins.
During World War II he served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Transport Command, and spent five years flying courier missions across the north and south Atlantic. Among the notables carried on board his flights were Winston Churchill and Bob Hope.