Transformers and Voltron voice actor Jack Angel has died, his agent confirms

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Jack Angel has died at the age of 90, it has been confirmed.

Born on October 24, 1930, Jack died just days before his 91st birthday, with his passing being listed as October 19, aged 90.

Jack, who was best known for his work including Voltron and Transformers sad news was confirmed by his agent, Arlene Thornton & Associates.

The company was owned by Jack's wife of almost four decades, Arlene Thornton, who he married in 1984.

In a statement, the California based talent agency said: "We are deeply saddened to share the sad news that our beloved Jack Angel has passed away.

"Business will be continued during this difficult time. We will share more information as we receive it but we do ask everyone to kindly respect Arlene's privacy during this period of mourning."

After graduating from San Francisco State University in 1957, Jack worked as a radio DJ for a California radio station before deciding he wanted to work in the industry.

Just ten years later, he was one of the most popular radio DJs on the KMPC and KFI, Los Angeles networks.

It was during his radio career that he decided to venture into voiceover work before closing the door on his broadcasting career after almost two decades.

Over the course of his successful career, Jack voiced characters in the likes of The Transformers: The Movie as Ramjet and Astrotrain before playing King Zarkon and Commander Cossack in Voltron: Fleet of Doom.

He later went on to play Tom in the 1991 film, Beauty and the Beast before playing Jackson T. Pettigrew in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island back in 1998.

Jack's voice last appeared in films as Earl 'The Terror' Tompson in Monsters University back in 2013, however, he continued to voice animated series characters until 2019.

Since the news of his tragic death, fans have taken to social media to share their condolences, with one writing: "I am so very very saddened to hear this. Prayers and blessings to you Arlene."

A second penned: "Sad to get this news. And also grateful to have known Jack. Jack would tell me amazing stories and give me great pep talks, filled with hope, every time I was lucky to hang with him in the office before an audition. Sending you love and hugs Arlene."

"The entire worldwide Voltron fan base is mourning today. We had the wonderful joy of having Jack on our podcast a few years ago and he was brilliant and fun to share his stories with us for a small moment in time. Our thoughts are with Arlene and the family," said a third.

Before a fourth added: "I’m so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences."

The late star is survived by his wife Arlene and their three children.

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