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Image: Rainer Knäpper, Free Art License

Kal David, Voice of Sonny Eclipse, Passes Away at 79

Musician Kal David, who voiced Sonny Eclipse for Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café in the Magic Kingdom, has passed away at the age of 79.

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Image: Rainer Knäpper, Free Art License

Tammy Tuckey revealed the news on Twitter. No cause of death was given.

David, typically a blues guitarist and vocalist, voiced the Audio-Animatronic character when the restaurant opened in 1994. Since then, Sonny has become a fan favorite, most recently being featured on a poster in the seating area that has replaced Merchant of Venus.

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Kal never got to see the Sonny Eclipse character in person, but when we spoke to him last year, he was so proud of that work and really charmed by how much fans loved the lounge-singing alien.

Prior to his turn as Sonny, David performed the “Unhealthy Living Blues” as part of Goofy About Health for the Wonders of Life Pavilion in EPCOT, which can be heard in the video below:

Our thoughts are with Kal David’s loved ones in this difficult time.

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