On the 16th December, 2008 it was announced by 4Kids Entertainment that the voice actress of Meowth, Madeleine “Maddie” Blaustien had passed away at the young age of 48. Maddie has dubbed under various stage names, but is most notable for Meowth in Pokémon, going on to play Solomon Moto on Yu-Gi-Oh and has played dozens of other roles in dozens of productions.
Voice director and acting colleague Michael Sinterniklaas has told Anime News Network:
“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, Maddie Blaustein. She was an incredible actress with unlimited range. She had recently started working for us as a writer as well. The community has lost a true talent and a great person.”
Source: Anime News Network