Christine Cavanaugh, 51, a prolific voice actress whose characters included the titular character of Babe, has died.

Cavanaugh's sister Deionn Masock confirmed Tuesday that Ms. Cavanaugh died Dec. 22 at her home in Utah. An obituary notice was also published in Tuesday's Los Angeles Times.

Masock said the cause of death was not known.

Ms. Cavanaugh lent her voice to many of the 1990s' indelible cartoon characters, including Chuckie Finster in Nickelodeon's Rugrats, Dexter on the Cartoon Network's Dexter's Laboratory, and the live-action piglet of 1995's Babe.

She retired from voice acting in 2001 and moved back to her native Utah.

In the Times notice, Ms. Cavanaugh's family wrote that "in each role there was a part of her showing through that the ones who truly knew her could see."
- AP