Robert Axelrod, the voice of Lord Zedd in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has died at the age of 70.
The actors agent confirmed the tragic news earlier today on his social media accounts, describing him as a wonderful soul whose charismatic personality lit up a room.
Axelrod was most widely recognised for his work on the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, where he voiced not only Lord Zedd but Finister too.
As per Comicbook, the actor first made a name for himself as a guitarist in the 1970s before moving into voice acting in later years.
His agent from Mobile Monicker, Kelly, confirmed the news to his 4.2k Twitter followers this morning, saying the actor would be greatly missed after he passed away yesterday (September 7).
The tweet read:
It is with a heavy heart that we write that client Robert Bob Axelrod passed away yesterday in Los Angeles at the age of 70. Robert was primarily known as a guitarist in the early 1970s and then transitioned into voice acting into the early 1980s.
His voice gave way to the creation of over 150 characters including the legendary Lord Zedd and Finister from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Wizardmon from Digimon.
Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions. His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew.
This is @rob27axelrod s agent Kelly from @MobileMonicker. It is with great sadness that I must tell you that Robert passed away yesterday. He was a wonderful soul whose charismatic personality lit up a room. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/3iDttSnQ0T
— Robert Axelrod (@rob27axelrod) September 8, 2019
Currently, no cause of death has been publicly shared. Earlier this year, it was announced Axelrod was experiencing medical problems after undergoing major back surgery, forcing him to put his work to one side as he focused on recovery.
A GoFundMe page was created to help the actor pay for his medical bills at the time, with its creator Zachary Taylor McGinnis posting another update earlier today to confirm Axelrods death and ask for donations towards a memorial fund.
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