Long John Baldry Dies

Long John Baldry Dies

AoStH voice actor and blues legend Long John Baldry has died in hospital on July 21st after suffering from a long-term chest infection. He was 64 years old.

Baldry had been battling chest problems for four months. Born in England – and being one of the pioneers of British Rn’B (Rhythm and Blues) – he became a Canadian citizen in 1981. He was admitted to Vancouver hospital in early March and was reported to have been in a critical condition in April, which turned out to be false.

Sonic fans will remember John Baldry for his sterling voice acting career as Dr. Robotnik, in the television series “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog”. He was better known for being a driving force on the music scene during the 1960’s and 70’s, after establishing such stars as Rod Stewart and Elton John.

SONIC NEWS wishes to join Sonic fans around the world in offering their condolences and deepest regards to John’s family and friends. Thanks to “PPGKatelyn” via email and Hogfather via SSMB for the information.

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