The Clone Wars’ Palpatine, Ian Abercrombie, passes away

Ian Abercrombie with Cat Taber and Matt Lanter at a 2010 Clone Wars screening. (Photo by Bonnie Burton for StarWars.com.)

Character actor Ian Abercrombie, who voiced Palpatine on The Clone Wars, died Thursday at the age of 77.

He may be best known to masses for his role on Seinfeld, playing Elaine’s boss Mr. Pitt. His other credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Army of Darkness, and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Dave Filoni wrote a tribute to Abercrombie on Facebook, while several of the Clone Wars voice actors took to Twitter. See what they had to say below the cut.


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