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Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd In ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Dies At 70

Trek Radio is sad to report that veteran character actor Robert Axelrod, best known for voicing Lord Zedd on the 1990s kids series Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers tragically passed away on Saturday. His agent announced that he had died via Twitter after a long illness. He was 70 years old

“Robert enjoyed meeting his fans and inspiring them to follow their passions,” Axelrod’s agent wrote on Twitter. “His beautiful and kindred soul will never be forgotten and we take comfort in knowing his memory will live on in all those he inspired, met and knew.”

Source: Twitter

In addition to the villain Lord Zedd and the monster maker Finster in the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” series (and 1995 movie), Axelrod also voiced characters like Armadillomon and Wizardmon in the “Digimon” anime series.

Axelrod got his start as a guitarist in the early 1970s before moving into voice work in TV and film. According to his agent, he created more than 150 characters during the course of his career.

Other live-action credits include playing a Paul McCartney lookalike on the ’90s sitcom “Family Matters,” as well as roles on “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Star Trek: Voyager.”

Source Memory-Alpha

He is survived by a sister. A GoFundMe page has been set up to to cover his final expenses and memorial service, which will be held at Rangerstop.com in Orlando, FL on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

by Tia "Blind" Jenkins

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