Lost in Space’s Tufeld dies

Character actor Dick Tufeld passed away at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday (22Jan12) after a battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Tufeld, a cancer survivor, provided the voice for the sci-fi character from 1965 to 1968.

He also narrated TV episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Time Tunnel, The Gallant Men, and 1978’s The Fantastic Four, in addition to serving as the opening announcer for 1981’s Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.

He later reprised the Lost in Space role for the 1998 big screen adaptation, while he also voiced the same character in installments of longrunning cartoon The Simpsons in 1998 and again in 2004.

Paying tribute to Tufeld, his Lost in Space co-star Bill Mumy tells TMZ.com, “Everything just caught up to him. He lost his wife a few years ago and lost his pep (lust for life) after that.”