Fans will watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown a bit differently this Halloween.
Peter Robbins–who provided the voice for the lovable Peanuts character starting when he was just nine years old–has passed away at the age of 65. According to Variety, his family said Robbins took his own life last week.
Robbins–who reportedly suffered from bipolar disorder as an adult–first voiced Charlie Brown in 1963’s documentary A Boy Named Charlie Brown, and followed that up with A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and the Halloween classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966).
Throughout the 1960s, Robbins worked on various Peanuts specials, including the 1969 feature film A Boy Named Charlie Brown, which earned $12 million at the box office and received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score.
In addition to his successful voice acting, Robbins appeared on several TV shows, including the Rock–a–Bye Munster episode of The Munsters in 1964.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.