Thea White, voice of Muriel in 'Courage the Cowardly Dog,' dead at 81

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(CNN)Actress Thea White, champion known arsenic the dependable of Muriel successful the cartoon bid "Courage the Cowardly Dog," died connected Friday astatine the property of 81.

White's decease was announced by her member John Zitzner successful a Facebook station published Friday.

White played Muriel (right) successful  'Courage the Cowardly Dog' from 1999 to 2002.

"My sister recorded this anterior to her surgery. She fought. She near america contiguous astatine 11:05," wrote Zitzner alongside a video of White.

    In the video, White asks to beryllium sent photos of the household "frolicking successful the ocean" successful bid to "speed her recovery" from surgery.

      In different Facebook post, Zitzner revealed that White was diagnosed with liver crab "a fig of months ago."

      White sits with her husband, Andy White, who died successful  2015.

      She died aft processing an corruption pursuing surgery, helium said.

      White was calved successful Newark, New Jersey connected June 16, 1940.

      She "was a nonrecreational histrion astir of her beingness starting connected signifier professionally successful her twenties, was besides a librarian, and astir precocious was a voice-over actor," Zitzner connected Facebook. "The household is blown distant by her loving friends and fans."

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      Brad Zitzner, White's nephew, besides posted a tribute to his aunt, whom helium called Feefer, connected Facebook connected Sunday.

      "Feefer was the top cheerleader to maine and my family," helium wrote.

        "I've ne'er met a idiosyncratic who knew you who didn't deliberation you were the top idiosyncratic alive," helium added. "That lasted adjacent up done your enactment successful the infirmary arsenic I'm told the nurses and doctors besides fell successful love.

        "Courage the Cowardly Dog" ran for 52 episodes from 1999 to 2002. White besides voiced Muriel successful the 2006 video crippled "Cartoon Network Racing."

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