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‘Star Wars’ Voice Actor Mark Dodson Dead At 64

Star Wars and Gremlins voice actor Mark Dodson passed away on Saturday at the age of 64, just before he was scheduled to perform at a horror convention, TMZ reported.

Dodson died of a “massive heart attack” while sleeping at a hotel in Evansville, Indiana, ahead of his scheduled appearance at HorrorCon, Dodson's daughter said in a statement. . TMZ.

According to TMZ, Dodson's daughter Ciara remembers her father fondly, saying he “always made me proud.”

Evansville Horror Con compliment addressed the late actor in a Facebook post.

“We are heartbroken to announce the sudden passing of Mark Dodson last night,” the post reads. “Mark was not only a talented voice actor, but also a valued member of the horror community.”

Dodson's talent agency, Stella Appiases, also statement on Facebook following the actor's death. The talent agency said Dodson's career included radio, voice acting, production and attending conventions for more than 40 years.

“Mark's career spanned more than 40 years as a radioman, voice actor, producer, and fan favorite at convention attendees around the world,” the statement said. “Mark was best known for voicing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters in some of Hollywood's most popular films.” (Related: New Star Wars movie announced)

Dodson first voiced Salacious Krum in the 1983 film Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Soon after, he provided the voices for Mogwai and Gremlins in the 1984 film Gremlins. according to Go to IMDB. Dodson went on to voice characters in titles such as “Day of the Dead'' and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'' He also voiced characters in his video games such as “Ghost Runner II,'' “Bendy and the Dark Revival,'' “Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga,'' and “Ghost Runner.''

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