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.
Sad to hear my friend and talented coworker on the Clone Wars, Ian Abercrombie has passed.There’s not another Chancellor like you!
— Matt Lanter (@MattLanter) January 28, 2012
Meeting & working w/ Ian Abercrombie is one of the highlights of my career.He was a true gentlemen.I am heartbroken.RIP Chancellor.
— catherine taber (@cattaber) January 27, 2012
So sad to hear Ian Abercrombie has passed. A gentleman and a fine actor.A fine example of how talent, intelligence and grace can endure.
— Dee Bradley Baker (@deebradleybaker) January 27, 2012
Very sad to hear that Ian Abercrombie, the voice of the Emperor in #CloneWars & many other great works, has passed away. He will be missed!
— Daniel Logan (@Daniel_Logan) January 27, 2012
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