Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, died last week aged 65. His family said the cause was suicide.
As a child, Robbins voiced the Peanuts protagonist in six tv specials, including A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, as well as a documentary and the feature A Boy Named Charlie Brown. He also appeared in live-action series, like Get Smart and The Munsters, but retired from acting in 1972.
Lately, Robbins spent four years in prison after making criminal threats against multiple people, including San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore. He was transferred to a psychiatric hospital then released on parole in 2019, at which point he spoke widely about his struggles with bipolar disorder and his recent success in managing it.