Thea White, known for voicing Muriel Bagge, the sweet-natured Scotswoman on Courage the Cowardly Dog, died two days after surgery related to liver cancer; she was 81.
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Voice actress Thea White, best known for voicing sweet-natured Muriel Bagge on Cartoon Network’s ”Courage the Cowardly Dog,” passed away from surgical complications related to liver cancer.  

John Zitzner, White’s brother, announced the sad news on his Facebook page. 

White’s nephew Brad Ziztner wrote on social media

“Sadly, we lost our legendary Feefer (the voice of Muriel) on Friday morning after she fought hard with courage to try to beat her liver cancer and to resume life or to die trying. (She ended up with an infection after cutting out the damn cancer),” he shared on Saturday.

According to Zitzner’s post, White started acting professionally in her 20s. For a time, she was also the personal assistant of screen legend Marlene Dietrich. 

White was married to Andy White, who played the drums on classic Beatles songs, including ‘P.S. I Love You,” and ‘Love Me Do.”  

White is widely known for voicing Muriel, the senior who adopts Courage the Cowardly Dog despite reservations from her grumpy husband, Eustace. 

Courage ran for four seasons on the Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2002.  

White is survived by her two brothers, Stewart and John, and nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews. 



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