Alan Young, Wilbur on ‘Mister Ed,’ dead at 96

( CNN) Alan Young, who played the unlucky yet protective owner of a talking horse on the popular tv funny “Mister Ed, “has actually passed away at age 96, according to authorities at the Motion Picture & & Television Home in Woodland Hills, California.

He passed away Thursday of natural causes with his kids at his side, the company stated. Young likewise was a popular voice star, with looks as Scrooge McDuck in numerous Disney productions and as Farmer Smurf and other characters in the 1980s-era cartoon.