While The Walking Dead is known for killing zombies and sometimes lead characters in nearly every episode, one special actor on the show tragically died over the weekend.
The Walking Dead voice actor, Randy Schell, was killed Saturday in a skydiving accident in Houston, Texas. The actor, who is known for being the voice behind the promos for AMC’s hit TV series died after he collided with a second jump in mid-air.
KHOU reported Schell is a licensed and experienced skydiver who hit the second jumper after both deployed their parachutes at Skydive Spaceland-Houston. As a result, Schell’s parachute collapsed. Meanwhile, the second jumper was treated for a leg injury. Both jumpers had previously completed a successful jump earlier in the day.
While Schell’s voice may not be as famous as the actors on the hit TV series, Schell’s distinct voice is instantly recognizable. In fact, the voice actor has worked on hundreds of commercials for brands like 20th Century Fox, Geico, McDonald’s Nike and much more, according to his website. He has also narrated nearly 500 episodes of Judge Alex, a reality court TV series.
Schell’s agent, Jenny Josby told KHOU, “He had a golden voice, he knew what to do with it,” she said. “He was a constant professional. Everyone loved working with him. He was also a brilliant producer and engineer.”