BREAKING: 'Mister Ed' Star Dies At 96

May 20, 2016May 20, 2016

Alan Young, best known for his starring role as Wilbur Post in the "Mister Ed" television series, has died at the age of 96.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Young died of natural causes in Woodland Hills, California. In a lengthy entertainment career that spanned 57 years, he was also known for hosting "The Alan Young Show," doing the voice of Scrooge McDuck, and playing a villain in "General Hospital."

His iconic voice netted him roles that also spanned the technological spectrum, from radio to television to film to video games.

Young was born in England but named one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence as an ancestor. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in World War II at the start of his career.

He was still performing the voice of Scrooge McDuck for a new "Mickey Mouse" TV series near the end of his life.