Shane Rimmer, the voice of Thunderbirds’ Scott Tracy, has died aged 89.
His spouse Sheila introduced his demise by way of the official web site of the late creator of Thunderbirds, Gerry Anderson.
A put up on Twitter stated: “The unhappy information that Shane Rimmer has died has come as an actual shock to all of us at Anderson Leisure.”
The unhappy information that Shane Rimmer has died has come as an actual shock to all of us at Anderson Leisure and we ship our ideas and condolences to Shane’s household and buddies.
— Gerry Anderson MBE (@GerryAndersonTV) March 29, 2019
The message stated Rimmer’s “wonderful life and profession” can be celebrated on the Gerry Anderson Podcast on Monday.
The Canadian actor moved to the UK within the 1950s, offering the voice of the Thunderbird 1 pilot within the TV sequence and movies Thunderbirds Are GO in 1966 and Thunderbird 6 in 1968.
He additionally had movie roles in Dr Strangelove, Rollerball, Gandhi and Batman Begins, in addition to showing in three James Bond motion pictures.
The official Twitter account for the movie franchise stated it was “very unhappy” to listen to of Rimmer’s demise, saying: “Our ideas are along with his household presently.
“Shane appeared in three Bond motion pictures – You Solely Stay Twice, Diamonds Are Endlessly and The Spy Who Cherished Me.”
Bond historian Mark O’Connell tweeted: “RIP to the godfather of ‘I do know that man’ casting – Mr Shane Rimmer.”
On the small display screen, Rimmer additionally appeared in an episode of Physician Who within the 1960s and twice in Coronation Avenue between 1968 and 1970.
Based on IMDB, Rimmer’s remaining function was within the TV film Firestorm, which is at the moment in post-production.