TCW Voice Actor, Ian Abercrombie, Passes Away

January 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Posted in The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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The man behind the voice of TCW’s Palpatine passed away on Thursday.  Ian Abercrombie had a long and varied career, and counted among his credits such films as Young Frankenstein and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.  He also had roles in numerous television shows as well as voicing Palpatine/Sidious for Clone Wars video games.  He was 77 at the time of his death.

On Facebook Dave Filoni (TCW director) wrote this tribute to Abercrombie:

Today is a very sad day for Star Wars fans, as we lost a dear friend in Ian Abercrombie. You know him better as the voice of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine on The Clone Wars. I cannot express how thankful I am to have had the opportunity to work with Ian. He was extremely passionate about his role on the series and he was brilliant at it. I always called him “Chancellor” no matter where we were, in the studio or out at a restaurant. I think he enjoyed that a great deal. I learned so much from him about directing actors, and working with dialog. His advice and mentoring will be sorely missed by all of us. Though he played a villain on our show, you would be hard pressed to meet a kinder person. He loved to laugh and his sense of humor always lightened our record sessions. I will miss his stories, I will miss his performances, and I will miss his contribution to our show.

My friend, the Force will be with you, always, and you will never be forgotten.

Farewell

Dave

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