Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away

Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 1:21pm CDT

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We have some unfortunate news to report this weekend. Actor Francesco Quinn, known to the Transformers community as the voice of Transformers Dark of the Moon's Dino/Mirage, has passed away. According to the Malibu Patch he passed away near his home in Malibu due to an apparent heart attack at the age of 48.

Quinn was born in Italy on March 22, 1963 to Oscar winner Anthony Quinn and wife Iolanda. He began his own acting career in 1986 as Rhah in Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning film Platoon, and went on enjoy success in a multitude of other television and film roles.

Credit(s): theoutlawtorn1080, SW's SilverHammer, The Malibu Patch


This article was last modified on Sunday, August 7th, 2011 1:26pm CDT

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Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272854)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on August 7th, 2011 @ 1:32pm CDT
Agreed; too young.

RIP Dino.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272855)
Posted by The Potentate on August 7th, 2011 @ 1:32pm CDT
Way too young. May he rest in peace.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272856)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on August 7th, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
Far, far too young. RIP. :(
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272862)
Posted by TheDownshift on August 7th, 2011 @ 1:58pm CDT
Riposa in pace, il mio amico.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272865)
Posted by KnightStrike on August 7th, 2011 @ 2:04pm CDT
Have to agree with everyone else, far too young to go. Condolences to his family and friends.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272872)
Posted by chrisc4 on August 7th, 2011 @ 2:27pm CDT
i loved his character in platoon. I loved his voice as dino. R.I.P. :-(
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272881)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 7th, 2011 @ 2:58pm CDT
R.I.P.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272883)
Posted by dragons on August 7th, 2011 @ 3:02pm CDT
this sucks you will be missed
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272900)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 7th, 2011 @ 3:36pm CDT
Just prayed for him, man, that sucks. Dino was awesome, but there's more reasons to be sad. he should not have died so young, and for that, I am truly sorry.
Also, I'm on the fence about dino. I don't think they'll replace him, and as tribute to this man, I'm not sure they should.... Wonderful voice acting! Probably a really cool guy in person too. wish I could have met him. Well, I guess, at the end of the day, All you can do is try to move on, I mean, it's a sad loss, but he's in a better place now, and we shouldn't dwell on it. Let's just say he's happy now, and while he was around, He provided us fans with the only bayformer that no-one has a problem with! That's a win win right? Good luck were your going! and thanks for the memories!
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272904)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 7th, 2011 @ 3:43pm CDT
Once again, a shining star in the Transformers universe has dimmed out of existence. His family are in our thoughts and prayers. :PRAY:
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272911)
Posted by Autobot-Hellstriker on August 7th, 2011 @ 4:08pm CDT
Aww man a young actor snuffed into the afterlife. His DotM character was great. R.I.P. Amigo

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Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272936)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 7th, 2011 @ 4:56pm CDT
hey, i know his face. not sure where i saw him but yeah, had no clue he was the voice...cool.

but sad that he passed, didnt realize he was quinn's kid either but i totally see the resemblance now that i know. lol
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272942)
Posted by starscreamreturns on August 7th, 2011 @ 5:13pm CDT
RIP
Hasbro make a Dino toy in his memmory
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272943)
Posted by DMSL on August 7th, 2011 @ 5:16pm CDT
It always saddens me when someone so young and in the prime of life passes away.

Therefore i can not believe in a greater force other than nature controlling our fates. It just doesn't make sense to me.

R.I.P. Francesco Quinn

May you be remembered always.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272951)
Posted by Kn0ck0u7 on August 7th, 2011 @ 5:37pm CDT
R.I.P. Francesco Quinn you're voice casting in DOTM was amazing. For a tribute Bay should add in some deleted footage of Dino slicing and dicing some decepticons.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272963)
Posted by LiKwid on August 7th, 2011 @ 6:08pm CDT
starscreamreturns wrote:RIP
Hasbro make a Dino toy in his memmory


I agree with this. Screw calling the toy mirage..call it Dino...
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272964)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on August 7th, 2011 @ 6:09pm CDT
Powaglide wrote:R.I.P. Francesco Quinn you're voice casting in DOTM was amazing. For a tribute Bay should add in some deleted footage of Dino slicing and dicing some decepticons.


Awesome idea. Failing that a credit dedication will do at the very least.

I'm imagining the Deluxe Dino will arrive at the beginning of 2012...Maybe when they reveal the figure, a dedication should be present, too.
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272973)
Posted by steve2275 on August 7th, 2011 @ 6:36pm CDT
too soon
R.I.P
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1272983)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 7th, 2011 @ 6:55pm CDT
Swiftknife24 wrote:
Powaglide wrote:R.I.P. Francesco Quinn you're voice casting in DOTM was amazing. For a tribute Bay should add in some deleted footage of Dino slicing and dicing some decepticons.


Awesome idea. Failing that a credit dedication will do at the very least.

I'm imagining the Deluxe Dino will arrive at the beginning of 2012...Maybe when they reveal the figure, a dedication should be present, too.

AWESOME SAUCE!
They can make a special edition, and have a "In memory of" Kind of vibe to it! Same with "The accident" On set. they should and could make a whole bunch of toy sets in memory of past stars....of course, having the whole set would be a bit of a downer... Didn't someone say that that Cyberverse TRU Set with the white Crankcase was Dedicated to the on set accident in some way?
Re: Francesco Quinn, Voice of DOTM's Dino, Has Passed Away (1273011)
Posted by masterprime13 on August 7th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CDT
Awe man that sucks. May he rest in peace and be blessed.

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