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Jun 17, 2008, 9:51 AM
Voice actor Henri Labussiere, who played Le Professeur Tournesol (Professor Calculus) in the French version of Nelvana's series The Adventures of Tintin, died Sunday night in Paris of a ruptured aorta. He was 87.
"Tintin" voice actor Henri Labussiere dead at 87
He was the voice of Grandfather in Les Razmoket, the French dub of Rugrats, which aired on Nickelodeon in France.
Labussiere also voiced Panoramix the Druid in several movie adaptations of the Asterix comic. He was the Fisherman in 1976's La Flute À Six Schtroumpfs (The Smurfs and the Magic Flute), the Smurfs' first color feature film.
He was also the printer in La Ballade des Dalton (1978), starring cowboy hero Lucky Luke.
Born on March 20, 1921, he had voice roles in French dubs of animated Tarzan and Jackie Chan series.
His live-action films included La guerre des boutons, Un cheval pour deux (A Horse for Two), Martin soldat (released in English as Kiss Me General and Soldier Martin) and Les Chiens (The Dogs).
Henri Labussiere had a wife and two children.
(This post was edited by eminovitz on Jun 17, 2008, 9:52 AM)