Peter Robbins: Voice of Charlie Brown commits suicide

Peter Robbins has died aged 65.

The late star – who was the first person to voice Peanuts character Charlie Brown in the 1960s when he was nine years old – was found dead last week after taking his own life.

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PETER ROBBINS’ FAMILY CONFIRMS HIS SUICIDE

On Tuesday 25 January, his family told Fox 5 he died by suicide.

His acting career began as a child as he started voicing Charlie Brown in 1963, going on to appear in animated specials including A Charlie Brown Christmas, It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, You’re In Love, Charlie Brown and more.

Robbins – who suffered from bipolar disorder – served almost five years in prison after he was sentenced in 2015 following a conviction for making criminal threats against a number of people, which included San Diego County Sheriff William Gore.

He was released in 2019 and told not to drink or take drugs, while he also had to go to anger management classes.

My heart is broken today. I just found out that my good friend #PeterRobbins, the original voice of #CharlieBrown has died. May he rest in peace and soar in heaven . I only hope he finally kicks the football among the angels.. My tributes on @fox5sandiego news from 430-730 pic.twitter.com/zthoaFihqu

— Phil Blauer (@PhilBFox5) January 26, 2022

NO SPECIFIED DATE FOR PETER ROBBINS’ MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Munsters actor turned his life around and started urging others to get “professional help” for their mental health issues.

“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,” he said previously.

“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.”

His family has asked fans for privacy after Robbins’ death and revealed they will hold a memorial service at a future, unspecific date.

As well as his role voicing Charlie Brown, he also appeared in the likes of F Troop, Get Smart and Blondie in the 1960s, while his last acting credit was in My Three Sons in 1972.

Peter Robbins, the voice actor who brought Charlie Brown to life in the Peanuts cartoons from the 1960s, has died. He was 65.

Robbins’ family said he died by suicide. https://t.co/rFAxDF4tba pic.twitter.com/khf02QeChD

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) January 26, 2022

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