SadDr Robotnik Passes Away at age 57
Posted by wraggster At 4:52
Da Mad Fiddler submitted this news to me:
"It is with a heavy heart that I report to you all the recent, sudden passing of Mr. Deem Bristow on the night of Saturday, January 15.
Mr. Bristow's name most likely goes unrecognized to most of you, as is the unfortunate case with most voice actors (and not only in the game industry). But, as I said, those of you who are Sonic fans will surely miss him; he has been lending his considerable talents to the character of timeless series villain Dr. Robotnik/Dr. Eggman since the series' characters first started talking, way back in Sonic Adventure. I know I can at least speak for myself when i say that I've really enjoyed Mr. Bristow's take on the evil doctor, and that his work has always particularly stood out to me while playing through all of the recent Sonic games.
The exact details aren't known to me (and are probably better left unsaid here anyway), but what I can say is that on the night of his death, Mr. Bristow suddenly collapsed at a singles dance and died shortly thereafter at Sharp Hospital.
Here at GAF, our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Bristow, who is survived by his mother and sister. He gave a wonderful voice to one of gaming's most well-known, appealing villains, and his work will be missed.
Update: Though we currently don't have a full list of Bristow's works on our site, you can see what we believe to be a fairly complete list at IMDB.
Source: The Ruins of the Fourth Wall, North County Times"