Christine Cavanaugh, known for voice behind the title pig in the film Babe, dies at age 51

A cinema still from the 1995 movie Babe. Christine Cavanaugh, best known for providing the voice for the titular pig in Babe, has died. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
A cinema still from the 1995 movie Babe. Christine Cavanaugh, best known for providing the voice for the titular pig in Babe, has died. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Christine Cavanaugh, an actress best known for providing the voice for the title pig in the 1995 film Babe, has died, according to the Los Angeles Times. She was 51.

Cavanaugh died on Dec 22 at her home in Cedar City, Utah, it was reported. No details regarding the cause of death were disclosed.

Aside from Babe, Cavanaugh, often hired for her ability to sound like a little boy, did voice-over work for Nickelodeon's animated television series Rugrats.

She also voiced the mad scientist Dexter in Cartoon Network series Dexter's Laboratory and voiced the character Gosalyn Waddlemeyer-Mallard in Disney's cartoon series Darkwing Duck.

Cavanaugh has also appeared on screen in popular television series Cheers and The X-files.

Cavanaugh, who was divorced from her husband Kevin, moved back to Utah in 2001 and retired from voice acting.