Neil Kaplan's father passes away

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  1. Brodimus Prime

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    Some sad news. Neil Kaplan's father, Mr. Kaplan, which we know him as, passed away on Sept. 18. He has posted this bulletin on his Myspace page:

    For those that have met Neil, you know that he is a prince of a man. He has always been cheerful and upbeat with fans, and is a joy to be around. If you get the chance just drop him a line to let him know the fan community is thinking about him and his family. Thanks.
     
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    Sad news indeed. Neil's loss is on my mind now.
     
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    Who?
     
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    This was already reported and it was RiD Optimus Prime's VA
     
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    Sad news. My condolences for Neil. :( 
     
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    Well here goes some peoples ideas of having him voice movie prime if cullen passed away.

    edit: oh it was Neils father.
     
  7. Brodimus Prime

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    I had the pleasure of meeting Neil at BotCon 02. He is just a super guy around the fans and genuinely loves them and respects them. He is very much like Peter Cullen in that regard. I would have really liked to have had him voice Ironhide in the film, so that both Primes could be on screen together. The funeral was today, Neil said, and it's pretty obvious that, while his father has been ill for a while, this is still a heavy load to bear. As a result, he won't be at a convention next weekend, as promised. I said a prayer for him today in church, and I hope everyone else, even if they're not religous, can take a moment of silence for his dad.

    Sorry about posting this in news orginially, but I just figured the fans would like to know. He remains my favorite TF voice actor.
     
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    I'll have to pass on my condolences to him when I see him at Auckland's Armageddon pulp expo next month.


    Its a dreadful and inevitable thing to have to go through.
     
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    Sorry for your loss, Neil.
     
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    Condolences, Neil.
     
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    Rest in Peace Mr. Kaplan. My prayers go out to Neil and his family.
     
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    RIP Neil's Kalpin's Dad.
     
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    I am truly touched, THANK YOU!

    Thank you everyone for your heartfelt comments and thoughts of support! It has ALL been truly appreciated.

    When you see your folks... give them a big hug for me. OK?


    Your Buddy,

    Neil Kaplan
    "'Til all are one."
     
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    Sorry to hear about this, Neil. You have my prayers.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Neil. And I will, tho next time I see them is likely to be a while.

    --Moony
     

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