By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Carlsbad, California: Peter Robbins, voice actor who brought Charlie Brown to life in the Peanuts cartoons, has died.
KSWB Fox 5 in San Diego, California first reporting on Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 the death of 65 year old Peter Robbins; saying the voice actor’s family said he took his life last week.
Peter Robbins started voicing Charlie Brown in 1963, at just 9 years old, appearing in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” He adored the character so much, he had a tattoo of Charlie Brown and Snoopy on his arm.
He also appeared in other TV series including “Get Smart” and “The Munsters.”
KSWB’s Phil Blauer followed Robbins’ ups and downs, from interviewing him in jail because of criminal threats he made against several people, including San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, to speaking with him when he was in rehab battling an addiction to drugs and alcohol.
The last time KSWB interviewed Robbins was in 2019, shortly after he was released from prison, speaking about his lifelong battle with mental illness.
“I would recommend to anybody that has bipolar disorder to take it seriously because your life can turn around in the span of a month like it did to me. I came out of prison and I’m a better person for it. I’m much more humble and grateful and thankful that I lived through the experience,” Robbins said during the interview with KSWB.
Robbins’ loved ones are asking for privacy at this difficult time, and said that they will hold a memorial service for him at a future date.
ZachNews and the community sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Peter Robbins. Thanks for bring Charlie Brown to life so that all can enjoy the wonderful Peanuts cartoons.
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