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Madeleine Joan Blaustein (October 9, 1960 — December 11, 2008), most commonly credited as Maddie Blaustein, was a voice actress who provided the voices of many characters in the English-language dub of the Pokémon anime. Her most famous role is that of Meowth. She was also credited as Adam Blaustein and Addie Blaustein.

Maddie Blaustein was born on October 9, 1960, in Long Island, New York, USA, as Adam John Blaustein. She was a male-to-female transsexual.

In addition to being a voice actress, Blaustein was also an artist and writer. She had written and edited for Marvel Comics and, at the time of her death, was the senior digital artist at DC Comics. She created the character of Rubber-Band Man from the cartoon Static Shock. Blaustein was an artist in Tranny Road Show, a performing group composed of transgendered artists and performers. She had also collaborated with Gina Kamentsky on the cartoon Platform 6. She also coached Kayzie Rogers for anime voice acting.

Pokémon fan sites PokéBeach and Serebii.net both reported on December 16, 2008, that anonymous sources, at least one affiliated with 4Kids Entertainment, told them Blaustein died in her sleep on December 11, 2008, after saying she was not feeling well.

Several hours later on December 16, a blogger for 4Kids' The Buzz news feed posted confirmation of Blaustein's death.

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