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13-Year-Old VO Actor Dies in Skateboarding Accident

James Street, a voice actor for DIC's STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE series since 2004, died on July 4, 2007, after suffering injuries in a skateboarding accident close to home in Thousand Oaks, California, reports THE BIG CARTOON DATABASE. He was 13 years old.

Street's most recent voice work could be heard on TV as Pepito in MADELINE and on home video as Huckleberry Pie in STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. Street took over the role of Huckleberry in 2004's STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: ADVENTURES ON ICE CREAM ISLAND.

Street's father, Andy, is the composer on MADELINE and scored several STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE videos.

Street was born in London, England, but moved, with parents Andy and Anne, to California at eight months old.

His parents; sister Jordan Amy, 9; Grandma Ivy, Nana and Grandad Street; Auntie Edna and Uncle Eric; Auntie Caroline and Uncle Mark; and his cousins in the U.K., Nicola Jayne, Philip, Nicola, Oscar and Fleur survive him.

His family has set up the "James David Street Memorial Fund" and donations can be sent to California Oaks State Bank, P.O. Box 5038, Thousand Oaks, California 91359-9873.

Service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 13, at the Chapel of the Hills Conejo Mountain Funeral Home.

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