Mickey and Minnie Mouse's love was real: The true story of Russi Taylor and Wayne Allwine

Providing the voice of Minnie Mouse — the beloved Disney character enamored with original Disney mascot, Mickey Mouse — for decades must have been easy for voice-over actor Russi Taylor. That’s because not only was Taylor, who died from colon cancer Friday at the age of 75, an accomplished artist who’d previously voiced Strawberry Shortcake and Pebbles Flintstone, she also was deeply in love with Wayne Allwine, the actor who played Mickey from the '70s until he died in 2009.