'Lost in Space' Robot Actor Dead at 85

1/24/2012 5:15 AM PST

'Lost in Space' Robot Actor Dick Tufeld Dies -- Dead at 85

The 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.