(UnitedVoice.com) – As baby boomers get older, America is losing some of its most beloved entertainers. Tina Turner, Tony Bennett, Raquel Welch, and many others have died in 2023. Now, we have lost another star.
Peter Spellos died on November 19 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 69 years old. His brother, James Spellos, told Fox News Digital he believes his big brother is “at peace after a short but very painful battle” with the aggressive disease. He was diagnosed in July of this year and underwent chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the treatment didn’t save his life.
The actor was best known for his work on “American Dreams” and “Transformers: Robots in Disguise.” He also acted in a number of other small roles throughout his career, including a two-episode stint on “The Wonder Years” as an unnamed band member. In addition to his roles in films and on TV, he was also a well-known voice actor.
Spellos was the voice of Sky-Byte in the animated “Transformers” series. He was the voice of various characters in a long list of anime series. He was the voice of Dr. Baucus on the series “Cowboy Bebop,” Mr. Brane on “Black Jack,” Whamon, Meramon, and other voices on “Digimon: Digital Monsters,” and many, many other characters.
While Spellos did acting and voiceover work, he also helped shape other young thespians by running an acting school. Jennifer Smith, one of his students who also served as his power of attorney, spoke to PEOPLE about her mentor. She said he was “surrounded by friends and family” when he passed away, and they’d “showered [him] with loving messages from fans around the world” while he battled the disease.
Fred Olen Ray, a director and producer, said the actor had “more loving friends than there are stars in the sky.” He called his friend a “talented actor, teacher and wise old owl.”
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