2016 seems to be getting to a somber start as news spreads that Tony-winning classical actor, and voice of Disney’s Robin Hood, Brian Bedford has passed. This news hits hard as Bedford’s death is added to the list of this week’s shocking and heartfelt celebrity deaths including David Bowie, Actor Alan Rickman, Actress Barbara Allyne Bennet and Actor William Needles.
Bedford was last seen on Broadway as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest although he is arguably most revered as the voice of the thieving fox himself in Disney’s animated Robin Hood.
You can read more about the life and career of this talented legend HERE.
Rest in Peace, Brian Bedford.
Brian Bedford passed away too? Man… RIP, the voice of Disney's Robin Hood. pic.twitter.com/HAbn8GifN1
— Andrew⑳♖✑✁⌨☜⌆⌫ (@AWDtwit) January 14, 2016
Brian Bedford dreamed of playing Lady Bracknell. He lived his dream. Aren't we lucky that we got to watch? pic.twitter.com/xEsIPfJWyL
— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) January 14, 2016
— TPAC (@tpac) January 14, 2016