Mark Elliot dead: Star Wars and Disney voiceover legend dies aged 81

Mark Elliot dead: Star Wars and Disney voiceover legend dies aged 81

Star Wars and Disney voiceover legend Mark Elliot dies aged 81. (Courtesy)

Voiceover star Mark Elliot has died aged 81.

The legend – who lent his voice to several blockbuster projects throughout his career – died on April 3 after suffering two heart attacks.

Mark’s passing was announced by fellow voiceover artist Charlie Van Dyke to The Hollywood Reporter.

According to Charlie, Mark died in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering two heart attacks and was also battling lung cancer.

“He was one of a kind … and kind is a great word to describe him,” Van Dyke told the outlet.

Elliot had an impressive work CV with credits on Star Wars movies and huge Disney hits.

He started out in 1977 with the trailer for Smokey and the Bandit and went on to bag voiceover roles in George Lucas’ Star Wars and The Goodbye Girl.

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Mark Elliot has died aged 81. (Courtesy)

He then was hired for his first Disney role in which he did the voiceover work for the theatrical re-release of Cinderella.

For the next 30-years, he lent his voice to theatrical trailers, previews, bumpers and narrated The Magical World of Disney.

Speaking about working for Disney, he told VO Buzz Weekly: “[Being the voice of Disney] is a wonderful touchstone for my career.”

Proud of working with the brand, he added: “If that’s the identity that I carry with me for the rest of my life, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Elliott also worked on The Muppets franchise as well as promos for the M*A*S*H in 1983.

He also tried out being on screen and played himself in 2013 in In a World which told the story of big-time Hollywood voice acotrs.

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