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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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:

David also appeared at WDWNT’s Golden Jamboree to mark Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary last year, performing Sonny Eclipse’s full music set from the restaurant.

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

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