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'Lost in Space' Robot

Actor Dead at 85

1/24/2012 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dick TufeldThe man who voiced the robot from "Lost in Space" back in the 60s has died.

Dick Tufeld died peacefully at an L.A. area hospital -- this according to Dick's "Lost in Space" co-star Bill Mumy.

According to Mumy, Tufeld -- a cancer survivor -- suffered from Parkinson's disease. He was 85 years old.

Mumy tells us, "Everything just caught up to him" -- adding, "He lost his wife a few years ago and lost his pep after that."

Funeral plans are already in place.

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Different Rules Apply    

Crush, Kill, Destroy ~ R.I.P. Mr. Tufeld. Thanks for a job well done.

947 days ago
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bill    

it was a great time to be a child - we had this , voyage to the bottom of the sea , land of the giants , time tunnel amd marta in this show was a Fox - every boys Dream , and who did not love dr. smith and his devious ways - we had the innocence of childhood - where kids made up there own games - went outside , got dirty and had fun/ This was a great show . and ahead of its time - we also had the green hornet and batman - but this was in the top 5 of the time .

947 days ago
18.

Chia    

Rest in peace.

Lost in Space is one of my favorite childhood shows.

947 days ago
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Spencer B in MD    

You're dead, you tin-plated ninny.

947 days ago
20.

Tom    

That does not compute. R.I.P

947 days ago
21.

Aaron    

Wow, the power of a voice! A voice that can transport you back decades and still make you jealous of Will Robinson...

947 days ago
22.

Lucifer    

Thanks

946 days ago
23.

matty    

Rest in peace Mr Tufeld

946 days ago
24.

tmztester    

May your journeys continue forever.

937 days ago
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JOHN     

God Bless, and Rest in Peace Mr Tufeld. My son and I built a B9 robot and Mr Tufeld did the voices for us! He will be missed!

898 days ago
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vern dufford    

As I kid he was my George Clooney!

833 days ago
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