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Transformers star Peter Spellos dead at 69 due to cancerous complications

Veteran actor Peter Spellos, 69, who had starred in projects like the Transformers animated series and tv series American Dreams among others, died early Sunday morning, in an Indianapolis hospice.

Transformers star Peter Spellos dead at 69 due to cancerous complications

Last Updated: 02.26 AM, Nov 20, 2023


American Dreams actor Peter Spellos, who is renowned for giving his voice to Sky-Byte on Transformers: Robots in Disguise’ (2001), died early morning on November 19. He was being properly cared for at the Franciscan Hospice, Indianapolis since his health had started to worsen after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The news of his death was revealed by his acting student cum friend, Jennifer Smith, who told TMZ that “he was loved and cared for and surrounded during his final days.” The late actor’s brother James Spellos has confirmed that Peter Spellos will be cremated, and the family will hold an online gathering for fans, details of which shall be disclosed in the near future.

Director-producer Fred Olen Ray took to Instagram to pay a heartwarming tribute to the late actor, “It is with tremendous sadness that I must report the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos, at 2.30am this morning. Some of you knew Peter personally. A gentler giant never existed.”

He continued reminiscing about what a talented actor, teacher, and old wise soul Peter Spellos was. Nostalgic, Fred O. Ray noted that he cannot even recall the total number of films they have made together due to its sheer amount but believed it would fill a book, someday. Remembering how the Transformers star made him laugh, he signed off by bidding his old pal goodbye.

Condolence messages from fans poured in for the beloved Men in Black 2 actor. One fan wrote on Instagram, “Devastating news. What a great and selfless human being and a performer whose work will last forever. R.I.P. sir.” Another commented, “So sorry to hear. Enjoyed working with him. He’’ be ‘Orville Ketchum’ forever!” A third noted, “That’s really sad news. Enjoyed his work a lot. May he RIP.”

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