Death of Peter Spellos: Men in Black II star Peter Spellos dies at 69

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An actor and voice artist Peter Spellos has died aged 69, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The Men in Black II The star, who portrayed Motorman in the hit 2002 film, died at the Francisca Hospice House in Indianapolis, US, after complications from cancer, according to Date.

Spellos was recommended by his friend Fred Olan Facebookcalling him a “talented actor, teacher and wise old owl”.

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Men in Black II star Peter Spellos has died aged 69 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. (Sony Pictures)

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“It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos at 2:30 am this morning. Many of you knew Peter personally,” Olan’s post began.

“He had more loving friends than there are stars in the sky. There never was a sweeter giant. A talented actor, a teacher and a wise old owl.”

He said: “He always made me laugh. I can’t even remember how many films we did together, but they would probably fill a book… maybe one day. Goodbye, my friend.”

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“I’m so sorry for your loss. Besides his work on screen, he was one of the funniest people I’ve ever been around in person. A force of nature,” one person commented below .

“He was always smiling when Peter appeared in a movie. RIP Mr. Spellos,” said another.

One fan said: “Very sorry for your loss. Loved his work. May he RIP.’

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His friend, Fred Olan paid tribute to Spellos on Facebook. (Facebook)

His family are reportedly planning an online memorial service for him so fans can pay their respects.

Spellos is best known for his work voicing the character Sky-Byte in the animated series, Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

He also voiced characters in the video game The Dragon’s Dogma and has appeared in films including Yes Man and the shows NYPD blue and ER.

The New Yorker was also famous American Dreams and Dead Freddy: The Final Nightmare

He reportedly taught improv and acting skills in LA and was an acting coach.

His brother, James Spellos, survives. Yes

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