LOST IN SPACE ROBOT DICK TUFELD DEAD

Published on: January 24, 2012
Photography by: CBS Photo Archives/Getty Images
LOST IN SPACE ROBOT DICK TUFELD DEAD

DICK TUFELD, the voice of the “Lost in Space” Robot has died at 85, his long time pal and costar BILL MUMY announced via Facebook.

Mumy, who starred on the Irwin Allen classic space opera as Will Robinson, posted on his official Facebook page, “Dick Tufeld was a really cool guy. He's reunited with his wife Adrian now. R.I.P. Dick. You will be missed bigtime.”

In addition to voicing the Robot, Tufeld was a familiar voice actor having served time announcing the exploits of the super-sub Seaview on “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”, “Time Tunnel”  and in commercials for the bubble bath Mr. Bubble.

Mumy later posted a jazz video, “This one's for Dick Tufeld. He was close friends with Miles Davis. Peace on your journey, pal...”

Bill's TV sister Angela Cartwright posted, "He was a true gentleman and will be missed..."

Ironically,  Tufeld also was the announcer on  various Disney TV shows including the 1957-59 series, Zorro, which starred future Lost in Space lead Guy Williams.

He also reprised his role as the Robot in the 1998 feature "Lost in Space" which starred Matt LeBlanc.

Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” Just won’t be the same without Dick saying it.

Adios, amigo . . .

POP FYI: the late Bob May was the man inside the Robot (see related story below).