Posted by Jobi-Wan on March 4, 2024 at 08:15 AM CST
We're saddened to share news of the passing of Mark Dodson. Mr. Dodson provided the voice for several Star Wars characters, most notably Salacious B. Crumb in ROTJ and Teek in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. In addition to his work in Star Wars, he also was the voice of most of the gremlins and Mogwai in the Gremlins movies, he also performed as some zombies in Day of the Dead.

Mr. Dodson was a fan favorite at conventions, and in fact was scheduled to appear at Rebel Scum Con this summer. According to TMZ via Dodsonís daughter, he died from a heart attack while in Evansville, Indiana, to attend a convention, Horror Con. She reportedly told the outlet he flew into town for the event, went to his hotel and suffered a "massive heart attack" while sleeping. TMZ reported that Dodsonís daughter said he "never ceased making me proud" and his legacy will continue through his family.

A statement from Stellar Appearances has been shared online:
Mark Dodson died on Saturday March 2, 2024 at the age of 64 years old.

Mark's career spanned more than four decades as a radio man, voice actor, producer and fan favorite of convention attendees across the world. Mark was best known for being the voice of some of movies most iconic characters in some of Hollywood's most popular movies. Mark was a loved member of the Star Wars universe getting his start in 1983 in Return of the Jedi and joined the Horror community when he was the voice of many Gremlins in Gremlins 1984.
Mark worked on dozens of movies, video games, commercials and advertisements adding his unique voice and sound to each character and script he touched.

Mark truly loved his fans and enjoyed meeting them at conventions around the world. Mark was honored to be inducted into dozens of the local chapters of the Star Wars 501st Legions over the past several decades.
Mark leaves behind a wonderful family, close friends, and adoring fans around the world.
The family asks for privacy during this difficult time.

If you have any fond memories or stories about Mark Dodson, feel free to share in the forums.

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