Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown, died by suicide after checking himself out of a mental hospital in California. He was 65.
Robbins’ death was confirmed by his agent, Dylan Novakwho tells TMZ Robbins was in a dark place since they spoke in early January.
Robbins reportedly told Novak, “I really need your prayers.”
Hospital staff encouraged Robbins to stay there for a few more weeks, but he checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice on Jan 18, 2022. He was found dead in his Carlsbad, California home.
Robbins turned with bipolar disorder and spent some time in prison for making terrorist threats to others.
Robbins is best known as a child star who voiced the iconic Charlie Brown cartoon character in the animated Peanuts specials in the 1960s. He also guest-starred in the 1968 sitcom “Blondie” and he appeared in the popular TV series The Munsters in the 1970s.
Robbins appeared in an episode of F Troop in 1966 and in an episode of Get Smart as the mysterious “Dr. T”. He also appeared in the Sonny & Cher movie, titled Good Times.