Wally Burr Has Died

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. GAUGE

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    Thanks mr. Burr for all you've done for the transformers fandom. you were truly a gentleman and a scholar.
     
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    Aw, man. This was not the news I was hoping to find today.

    Thank you, Mr. Burr, for contributing to a major part of my childhood. You brought much enjoyment to many people and your memory will live on.
     
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    R.I.P.   :\'(
     
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    R.I.P Wally Burr thank you, for what you've done to make Transformers what it is today coming from a younger G1 fan.
     
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    Rest In Peace and thanks for all you contributed. Till all are one.
     
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    To me, the G1 characters' voices are just as important as their looks. Probably can't say thank you enough. But it doesn't hurt to try. Thank you.
     
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    I got a wally burr story for all of you folks.

    My sister and i saw him at botcon 2013 my first ever botcon.he was running about 15 minutes late he came and sat down at the autograph table me and my sister we were about 2 people in front of the line. he had a muffin in his hand and he said to the people in front of us thats he hadn't had anything at all on the flight over and he was Starving and so he told the people who were head of us, they wanted him to sing the touch by stan bush and he says sure why not and he starts singing you got touch!!!! and some of the muffin came out of his mouth and went all over my sister botcon program.

    it was my turn to go up there i ask him a question that's i heard a rumor about while on the set of transformers the movie. the rumor had it thats oreson wells didn't complete his voice role as unicron and lenord nimoy continued his lines as unicron. wally told me that's was not true and he said he didn't know how these rumors start. and that's he finished all of his lines and died 3 or 4 months later.

    he sign my 20th anniversary video insert on Transformers the movie and my sister program. He started cracking more jokes with me and my sister and are 2 minues end up being almost 10 minutes

    i later saw him eating with a cowboy hat on sitting buy himself. I feel bad i wanted to go back up to him and talks some more but i didn't because i felt bad if i bother him while people are trying to eat. so i didn't go up to him.

    Here are a couple of photos. with me and wally. my sister Don;t like having her picture taken so i didn't get her. but she was the one who took the picture of me and wally.

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    Thanks for all your work, Wally. You were the reason many of us still associate our favorite characters with the awesome performances you got out of the voice cast. Rest in peace.
     
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    RIP
     
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    Thank you for my childhood Wally.:rip 
     
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    If it wasn't for Wally Burr and the amazing work he did on Transformers I may not be a fan today. RIP MR. Burr
     
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    Thank you for making my childhood so very memorable. Transformers after school everyday. I remember in the episode 'Kremzeek!', Wally Burr did Jazz's voice. I remember thinking 'That doesn't sound like Jazz.' But I thought the voice was very cool, nonetheless. Little did I know Scatman Crothers had passed away and Wally did the voice. Jazz is and always will be my favorite Transformer. Thank you, Wally, for voicing Jazz and for the work you did on Transformers. RIP.
     
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    RIP Wally. Sympathies to the family in this difficult time.
     
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    :bowdown: 

    Thank you
    for posting that again from the original Wally thread a while back. You reminded me of good advice from this column which applies to any convention appearance really; you knew it, took it to heart and have a memory to forever treasure:

    Devourer of Words 047: Time Enough at Last
    Wally, RIP sir :rip 
     
  16. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    I am gobbed smacked to say the least.

    I always made it a point to meet Wally or at least say hi whenever I saw him at the conventions. I first met Wally at Botcon 2004 and was lucky enough to be one of the ten people chosen to audition for Wally for the script reading with Peter Cullen. Sadly I didn't win, but oh man it's an experience I will never forget.

    Thank you Wally for so many wonderful memories and for inspiring me to take up voice acting... even if only on an amateur level.
     
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    yeah i copyied and pasted it because i didn;t want to write the whole thing over again. thank you for your comments.
     
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    A true legend of his time. Rest in peace, Mr. Burr.
     
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    He voiced Thundercracker but only in the episode War Dawn. He was also the voice of Raoh in Fist of the North Star.
     
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    I just recently finished the extra material on the Shout Factory DVDs and I was struck by this older gentleman who kept giving showing up in the interviews over and over again. Who was this fellow? Every time he was dropping nuggets of insight into the making of the cartoon. It seemed to me that this guy would be a genuine hardass to work for, and yet it was that driving perfection that made a good chunk of our memories back in the eighties. It's sad that he has passed on, but I'm glad that he knew how important his work was to all of us.