It is a sad day for kids who were born from the late ’80s onwards, as a legendary part of many of our childhoods has passed away. Michael Angelis, whom many would fondly remember as the voice of Thomas the Tank Engine, has died at the age of 76.
The Liverpool-born British actor died at home with his wife, according to his agent (via The Guardian). Angelis’ death was mourned across the globe by fans of his, and also by those in the industry.
A veteran of television, Angelis lent his voice for the hit kids’ series Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends between 1991 to 2012 as the series’ longest-serving narrator. Aside from that, he was also known for roles across in the likes of Z-Cars (1972, 1974) Boys from the Blackstuff (1980 – 1982), and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2002).
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