John Stephenson dies at age 91.

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  1. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    He was one of my favorite voice actors. Oddly enough, I love hearing him call people Mac.
     
  2. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Offensively Off-brand

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    RIP, dude. At least he doesn't have to keep suffering through Alzheimer's, a terrible disease (which presumably prevented him from attending cons and meeting fans).

    I loved his work as KUP. It's hard to find new VAs to replicate that level of talent.
     
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    Agreed, Alzheimers is horrible, I have close experience with it. People may live a long time with little quality of life and the toll it takes on care givers is just as bad. Always loved thundercrackers voice and kup, didn't know he did those. Thanks for bringing life into those characters, really enjoyed them.
     
  4. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    You guys were so lucky to have had an opportunity to meet him. I wish I could have had the chance.
     
  5. griffin-of-oz

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    There are still a fair few Gen1 voice actors left alive, but the list of those who have passed is growing. :( 

    Roger C. Carmel - Bruticus, Cyclonus, Motormaster, Unicron (post movie)
    Phillip Clark - Dead End, Tantrum, Abdul Fakkadi, Auggie Cahnay
    Rege Cordic - Menasor, Quintesson Judge (movie)
    Scatman Crothers - Jazz
    Walker Edmiston - Inferno
    Ron Feinberg - Headstrong
    Ron Gans - Dragstrip
    Linda Gary - Chromia
    Ed Gilbert - Blitzwing, Thrust, Shawn Berger
    Jim Gosa - Abominus
    Johnny Haymer - Highbrow, Swindle, Vortex
    Buster Jones - Blaster
    Stan Jones - Scourge, Pounce, Weirdwolf, Lord Zarak
    Casey Kasem - Bluestreak, Cliffjumper, Dr Archeville, Teletran 1
    Aron Kincaid - Sky Lynx
    Bert Kramer - Computron
    Chris Latta - Starscream, Defensor, Reflector, Skullcruncher, Wheeljack, Sparkplug, Snake
    Don Messick - Gears, Ratchet, Scavenger
    Jeff McKay - Fireflight
    Leonard Nimoy - Galvatron (movie)
    Tony Pope - Wreck-Gar (post movie)
    Ken Sansom - Hound
    Tony St James - Blot, Brawl, Cutthroat
    Robert Stack - Ultra Magnus (movie)
    John Stephenson - Huffer, Windcharger, Thundercracker, Alpha Trion, Kup (post movie)
    Lionel Stander - Kup (movie)
    Orson Welles - Unicron (movie)


    We certainly need to get the most out of those still alive, from convention appearances... as we have now lost two who have been guests at a Transformers convention, and many are at an age that they aren't likely to appear at another one.
    So if you have the chance to get to a Convention with a Voice Actor who did a character you liked, don't leave it until later (for a closer location) and then regret missing them when they go. (and petition convention organizers to chase up VAs that haven't been a guest yet at any Transformers convention)
     
  6. Bahamut Prime

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    :rip  Mr Stephenson - you have bought much fun in many of our cartoon childhoods, and my condolences to your family! :( 
     
  7. D307

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    R.I.P. Mr Stephenson! Thundercracker was my first transformer. Thanks for all the fond childhood memories.
     
  8. BDixonarts

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    I'm so sorry to hear this, he will be missed :( 
     
  9. Thundercracker

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    Thanks for the memories!
     
  10. TFcustoms91

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    :( Very sad news Kup was one of my favorite G1 characters RIP John Stephenson.