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Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, has died at the age of 65.

The voice actor killed himself last week, his family confirmed Tuesday night.

Robbins began his career as a child actor at age nine and has voiced the beloved Peanuts character in holiday classics such as 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas and 1966’s It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.

The actor was a huge fan of his character and even got a tattoo of Charlie Brown and his trusty sidekick Snoopy.

Peter Robbins (pictured in 2008), who famously voiced the Peanuts character Charlie Brown, died by suicide last week, his family has revealed.

Peter Robbins (pictured in 2008), who famously voiced the Peanuts character Charlie Brown, died by suicide last week, his family has revealed.

The star began his career playing Brown at the young age of nine (pictured)

The star began his career playing Brown at the young age of nine (pictured)

Robbins, second from right, is pictured with his fellow Charlie Brown cast members in the 1960s.

Robbins, second from right, is pictured with his fellow Charlie Brown cast members in the 1960s.

Sadly, the former child actor, who suffered from bipolar disorder, has struggled later in life.

In 2015, he was sentenced to five years in prison for making criminal threats against multiple people.

He pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to the media offering money to kill San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore and sending a threatening letter to the property manager of the mobile home park where he lived.

He reportedly sent drawings and letters to the property manager and threatened other residents of the site.

He was originally ordered on probation while attending an inpatient drug therapy program, but was later taken to prison after violating his probation.

The actor was sentenced to five years in prison for threatening the property manager of the mobile home park where he lived and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore in 2015. He was released in 2019.

The actor was sentenced to five years in prison for threatening the property manager of the mobile home park where he lived and San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore in 2015. He was released in 2019.

While in jail, he threatened the sheriff and offered $50,000 to have him killed.

The actor was released in 2019.

The star, who also appeared in the Munsters, managed to turn his life around and began promoting getting “professional help” for mental health issues and was treated for drug, alcohol and sex addictions.

But, the actor said it was his mental health that got him transferred to a state psychiatric hospital in Atascadero, California.

The actor, who was released from prison in 2019 and ordered not to drink or take drugs and had to take anger management classes, was released into a North County sobriety home and began advocating that take bipolar disorder “seriously.”

“I would advise anyone with bipolar disorder to take it seriously because their life can change in the span of a month like it did for me.” I got out of prison and I’m a better person for it. I’m so much more humbled and grateful and grateful to have lived through the experience,’ he said at the time.

Charlie Brown's voice Peter Robbins appears dead by suicide at 65

Charlie Brown's voice Peter Robbins appears dead by suicide at 65

Many fans also posted tributes to the actor, saying that

Many fans also posted tributes to the actor, saying he “made the world brighter” and reminiscing about the classic childhood shows they “loved” so much.

“I got out of prison and I’m a better person for it,” Robbins said. zorro 5 in 2019. ‘I am much more humbled, grateful and grateful to have lived the experience.’

Robbins said he was going through a “manic phase” when he bought an “RV, a mobile home, two German sports cars, and a Pitbull named Snoopy.”

After being released from prison, the actor had his Charlie Brown tattoo, located on his right bicep, touched up and said it was a symbol of him ‘renewing my life’.

His friend Brian Billeck posted a tribute on Twitter honoring the actor, writing, “Last spoke to him in mid-December. He wanted people to see “The Charlie Brown Christmas Special.” He said that with everything going on, the world could use a bit of the Charlie Brown & Linus message.

Many fans also posted tributes to the actor, saying he “made the world brighter” and reminiscing about the classic childhood shows they “loved” so much.

His family now ask for privacy and said they will hold a memorial service for him at a future date.

If you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.


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