Peter Spellos- voice of SkyByte- is battling pancreatic cancer

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  1. Robogeek28

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    Sending good vibes his way.
     
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    Cancer is a bitch.
     
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    May he carry on the fight.....

    *plays "Optimus" from the Transformers movie soundtrack from 2007....*
     
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    Met him at Botcon 2002, a wonderful person. I remember him and Neil Kaplan being at the bar after hours going back and forth a little in their respective RID characters.
    Will definitely be making a donation.
     
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    Unfortunately, per the official Facebook page of one of his friends, Peter passed away in the early hours of this morning.

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    RIP.
     
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    Very sad. He was a great actor. Rest in peace.
     
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    His performance as the baddest shark around was very well-done dubbing work, and made Sky-Byte a favorite among fans. Although I didn't know him much aside from his work on RID '01, he clearly was very important to many people, who I wish the best of luck on healing from grief.

    'Til all are one.

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    That’s heartbreaking. This guy was so kind. I only interacted with him once online, quite by happenstance, and though our emails were brief the thing he kept repeating was how friendly and welcoming this fandom was. He had recently gone to TFCon and met fans who were overjoyed to see the greatest shark around and he was surprised people still remembered him and his character. As if we could ever forget.

    May he rest in peace.
     
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    Farewell our finned friend
    May good seas carry your soul
    To a place of rest
     
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    R.I.P. :( 
     
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    R.I.P Mr. Spellos.

    It was called Robots in Disguise but we all knew who the real star was.
     
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    Jesus, he passed?

    Christ...

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    Sorry to hear about his passing.

    RIP Peter Spellos


    Edit: And to make things sadder, he passed away on the 1st anniversary of Jason David Frank’s death. :( 
     
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    "Who's the smartest shark around?
    Who's the coolest shark in town?
    Sky-Byte, that's me! Ha!"

    Farewell, Mr. Spellos. And thanks for doing a great job voicing RID2001's best character.
     
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    RIP to the greatest Shark around.

    RIP Peter Spellos.
     
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    Very sad. RID01 got me into transformers. His work will not be forgotten.
     
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