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Winnie-the-Pooh Fans Mourn

Casualties were high this weekend in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Paul Winchell, the voice of Tigger, died in his sleep Friday morning. He was 82.

Winchell was also an inventor, with patents including a disposable razor, a flameless cigarette lighter and an invisible garter belt. His most important invention was undoubtedly an early artficial heart in 1963, which he donated to the University of Utah for research. Dr. Robert Jarvik and other researchers at the university went on to build the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.

John Fiedler, the voice of Piglet, passed away on Saturday. He was 80.

2005-06-27 at 8:22 AM MT | |