Well, I have recieved word from ANN, Serebii, ToonZone, and 4Kids.TV that Maddie Blaustein, the voice of Helga, better known as Meowth from Pokémon is dead. She died a few days ago.
"Team Rocket's Blaustein Off Again!"
I loved Maddie for her good range of voices...
I am going to do a voice reel/montage for Blaustein, as a tribute to her. I'm going to start with her very first appearance as Meowth (I think it was in episode 31), and continuing with some of her other roles, including...
- Solomon Muto (Yugi's Grandpa) from Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Dr. K from Cubix
- Chef Kawasaki from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- Dr. Kureha from One Piece
- Overkill from G.I. Joe: Sigma 6
- E-102 from Sonic X
- Sartorious (sp?) from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- Helga from Dinousar King
- Rex Goodwin from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
And I'll close it off with "Team Rocket's Blaustein off again!" from her final Pokémon episode.
I wonder who will be the replacements for Helga and Rex Goodwin... hope they're good, but I'm not sure they'll be able to replace her, even though 5D's hasn't even been on the air for a year yet...