Just a day after Paul Winchell, the voice of Winnie the Pooh’s Tigger, died, John Fielder, the voice of Piglet, also passed.
Fielder died on Saturday, at age 80, in New York.
Fielder was still voicing Piglet as recently as this year in Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. He first provided the fretful, squeaky voice for Piglet in 1968.
Fiedler was hand-picked by Walt Disney himself for the role of Pooh Bear’s best friend. Disney is said to have overheard a show in which the actor appeared and said of his voice: “That’s Piglet.”
Fielder also appeared in True Grit, starring John Wayne, and A Touch of Mink with Cary Grant, as well as starring in the sci-fi TV series Star Trek.
Born in Wisconsin, Fiedler served in the Navy in the Second World War. On completing his military service he moved to New York.
Winchell, who voiced Tigger since 1968, died away early Friday in his sleep at his home in Moorpark, California.