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Deadly Disease Leads to Voice Actor Will Ryan’s Cause of Death


Condolences have been shared, informing us of heartbreaking news due to voice Actor Mr. Ryan’s passing on November 20, 2021, but the question is what was Will Ryan’s cause of death? Stay to find out.

Mr. Ryan was served for many years as an actor, a historian, a voiceover specialist, a songwriter, and a singer. As a voice actor, his breakthrough was when he provided Petrie’s voice in The Land Before Time, the 1988 animated classic.

Putting that aside, he’s also known for his voice to work as Eugene Meltsner in the Christian radio drama Adventures in Odyssey and Grubby in Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin.

On a Disney Christmas album, Willio and Phillio performed “I Wish it Could Be Christmas All Year Long” in a voice similar to Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.

In the Family Guy episode “Road to the North Pole,” he provided the voice for Winnie-the-Pooh. Not mentioning that he performed briefly The Merry Metronomes, the ’20s-style music and comedy trio.

Besides those, Mr. Ryan has voiced Rabbit and Tigger, and the singing voice of Eeyore, in the Disney Channel’s long-running series Welcome to Pooh Corner as well as many other Pooh cartoons.

You may also remember his voice at other projects, such as:

  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol – Mole, Willie the Giant, Pete, Big Bad Wolf, Weasel
  • Frog and Toad Are Friends
  • An American Tail – Digit
  • Frog and Toad Together – Frog
  • Morris Goes to School – Morris, The Fisherman, and The Candyman
  • The Little Mermaid – Harold the Seahorse
  • Rock-a-Doodle – Stuey
  • Thumbelina – Hero, Reverend Rat, Goat

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Story Behind Will Ryan’s Cause of Death

The news has broken so many hearts. Many have been attributed and shared their condolences through social media. It’s shared that Will Ryan’s cause of death was due to a short illness, cancer. In his Wikipedia, it’s written that he was 82, although some sources have written he was 72.

The beloved voice actor has played more than 150 characters across more than 400 episodes, being most well-known as the lovable genius Eugene Meltsner.

Voice Chasers was the first to announce: “We are devastated to hear the news reported by our friends at @CelebWorx tonight. Legendary voice actor, Will Ryan, has passed.”

It’s tweeted: “Not only an incredible actor but a musician & comedian that brightened the world of anyone that knew him. Our love goes out to his family & friends.”

Later a fan replied: “For WUBBULOUS WORLD OF DR. SEUSS fans out there, Will was a writer on Season One, giving me some of my favorite one-off characters and such great dialogue. He & my fella @CraigShemin co-wrote the WGA Award-nominated “Road to Ka-Larry.” Will Ryan was one hell of an adventure. RIP.”

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Reactions to Will Ryan’s Death:

A fan commented: “Such sad news. Will Ryan was one of my favorite actors of all time. Praying for his family and friends.” One said: “The voice of Eugene Melstner…gone. Wow. That’s the end of an era right there. RIP Will Ryan.”

James Flower shared: “RIP prolific voiceover actor Will Ryan, who once played the corporeal embodiment of Mike Jittlov’s enduring, eccentric distaste for film unions in The Wizard of Speed & Time (he also narrated the film’s trailer).”

A Twitter account wrote: “Just found out that Will Ryan (voice of Petrie in the original Land Before Time) has passed away, rest in peace, may you earn your wings for real and fly as he did. xoxo.”

Deadly Disease Leads to Voice Actor Will Ryan's Cause of Death

One expressed: “Will Ryan, a talented actor and the original voice actor for Petrie from The Land Before time, has recently passed away. Rest in peace, Will Ryan. You will be remembered very fondly by many. Especially me.”

Frank Conniff said: “I was lucky enough to know and work with Will Ryan. A great talent and a great guy. Rest In Peace.” One replied: “I am so sorry to hear about Will Ryan’s passing. He was a wonderful singer, entertainer, and a true original. He will be greatly missed.”

May he rest easy in grace and love and be remembered fondly. Please write your condolence for us as it will be the only thing to get his beloveds through such difficult times.

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  1. Mike Jittlov November 24, 2021

    An old friend of Will Ryan’s since 1980, I was truly honored by his co-starring in “The Wizard of Speed and Time”, a satire based on our true experiences at Disney Studios. Will relished playing more on-screen characters and off-screen voices than in any of his many movies. He brought his delightful sister Patty Ryan and Disney legend Ward Kimball aboard for the fun, then joined the chorus for the film’s off-beat songs, and Will even narrated its quirky trailer with tongue firmly in cheek. The feature film was a rare showcase for this wonderful, one-of-a-kind, polymath Renaissance genius, and thankfully WOSAT is now on Youtube for all to freely see.

    1. US day News November 24, 2021

      Dear Jittlov.
      What a beautiful and moving comment. Thank you for sharing this with us. We genuinely appreciated it. May he rest easy in grace and love.


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