Famous vocal artist Tom Kane, whose diverse work ranges from Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi and The clone wars to the Halloween franchise, Archer and The Powerpuff Girls, had a stroke in November that left him largely unable to speak, his daughter has revealed.
Posting on Tom Kane’s Facebook page, his daughter Sam explained that her father had been absent from radars for two months after suffering a left stroke that left him with weakness on his right side and damage to the center of his speech of his brain. Although he is still “very much himself,” the stroke left him with little ability to communicate verbally, she added.
The post goes on to say that the family found him in speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy – and they hope he will regain those lost functions – but that they have been warned by a neurologist that he may no longer be able to do. voiceover.
“My dad is always in a good mood and his extreme stubbornness has helped him show improvements in speech already,” she wrote. The post was greeted with hundreds of sympathetic comments.
A prolific voice artist, Kane has lent his voice to a variety of notable characters, including Yoda on various seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as the 2008 film. He also played characters on the force awakens and Rogue One, and notably voiced Admiral Ackbar on The Last Jedi.
In an animated spy series Archer he voiced Butler Woodhouse in several episodes, while playing Professor Utonium in a long-running children’s series Powerpuff Girls.