Philece Sampler has Passed, English Voice of Mimi & Cody

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Information has just started to go around, but we've found out that Philece Sampler has passed.


To Digimon fans, Sampler would be best known as Mimi in Adventure, Adventure 02, and tri. (She didn't surprise the role for Kizuna, likely due to coronavirus related scheduling issues.) On top of Mimi, she was also Cody in 02, Alice in Tamers, and Nanami in Data Squad. She also played any number of other roles in the series including but not limited to: Jeri in Runaway Locomon, Palmon as a replacement voice, Matt & TK's Grandma in the movie, and quite a few more.


Her overall credits list is too long to detail, but in animation she was active for a long time, and was also decently well known for her role on Days of Our Lives.



The information was from coworker & friend Nelson Aspen.


Aspen mentions elsewhere that it was a heart attack. He first wondered if something was wrong when he didn't hear from her on his birthday the other day, as they tend to talk to each other on them (her 68th birthday was 2 weeks from now.) [Her birthday is given differently as September 1st and July 14th with different years based on where you look. Based on the comments from Aspen, the July 14th date appears correct.]



Thanks to enriquevbjr for the heads up.
 

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That's really unfortunate.

May she rest in peace.
 

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Oh no, that's such a shame! She was a wonderful va. I hope she rests in peace.
 

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Gone too soon.

RIP.
 

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Mimi was one character I couldn't imagine being dubbed by any other actress. What a talent lost. She'll definitely be missed. :(
 

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She really was wonderful at what she did, always putting so much energy and charm into her roles. Sad to lose her so soon.
 

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This hit me. I'm so sad, she was such a talent and it's a damn shame it's over....
 

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That really hurt to hear earlier today, I loved her roles across the series and Mimi in particular was very charming in how she took on the role. I'm going to miss her, and I wish the best for her friends and family.
 

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It's always too soon. Always a reminder that we're never guaranteed anything.
 

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So heavy to hear this news. She was amazing! Even in her live-action roles. RIP.
 

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One underrated voice actress I find.
 

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That's very unfortunate. Really sad. She did a lot of voices I knew.
 

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Such sad news. I could never imagine anyone else as Mimi, her voice acting was fantastic.
May she RIP.
 

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Mimi and Palmon were one of my favorite pairs of the series. She at least did a lot of work that none of us will easily forget.
 

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As voice actress she's definitely gone too soon and it would have been bit easier to swallow had she returned as Mimi in Last Evolution Kizuna...
 

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That's unfortunate. She had the perfect voice for the English dub of Mimi. I didn't know she did Cody.

May she rest in piece.
 
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