The original voice of Charlie Brown’s character in early animation Peanuts actor Peter Robbins died last week at the age of 65.
Members of the Robbins family confirmed to Fox 5 San Diego that the voice actor had committed suicide. No other details of his death were immediately available, and his family did not provide any additional comments other than a request for privacy.
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Between the ages of 9 and 13, Robbins played Charlie Brown in classic 1960s cartoons. Christmas Charlie Brown and This is Big Pumpkin, Charlie Brownamong others.
Robbins, whose real name was Louis G. Nanasi, was also a guest on TV shows like Get smart and Good time. His last acting merit is a small role My three sons in 1972.
After that, his acting career slowed down as he struggled with addiction and mental health issues that plagued him throughout his life. He claimed he had bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia.
In 2013, Robbins pleaded guilty to harassing and threatening the former girl and her plastic surgeon. Robbins was unhappy with the results of the breast augmentation surgery he allegedly paid for her ex, and demanded the surgeon return the money.
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In December 2015, Robbins was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for more criminal threats.
He pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to a mobile home park manager in the suburb of Oceanside, California, where he lived. He also sent letters to the media offering to pay for the murder of San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore.
He served about 80 percent of his sentence.
“I would recommend everyone who has bipolar disorder to take it seriously, because your life could turn around in a month, as it happened to me,” Robbins said in 2019, according to ABC News. “I got out of jail and that’s why I’m the best person. I am much more modest and grateful and grateful for the experience. “
Robbins has valued his relationship with Charlie Brown all his life, even getting a tattoo on which Snoopy hugs Charlie Brown on his arm.
If you or any of your acquaintances are in crisis and need help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate assistance.
To obtain a directory of support services in your area, visit the Canadian Suicide Prevention Association.
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