Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away

Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 2:03pm CDT

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It is Seibertron.com's solemn duty to report that Ronald Gans, who voiced the Stunticon's ego-maniac Drag Strip, has passed away on June 29th.

Variety.com reports;
Variety.com wrote:Ronald Gans, actor and voiceover performer for shows including TV's "Welcome to Pooh Corner," died June 29 in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia. He was 79.
Gans, sometimes credited as Ron Kennedy, was the voice of Kanga and Roo on "Pooh Corner." He also gave voice to Sebastian the alley cat in the Disney Channel's "Dumbo's Circus" and Drag Strip on the "Transformers" TV cartoon.

With his deep, booming tone, he voiced hundreds of trailers, TV promos and radio ads during his nearly 50-year career. Screen appearances include roles in "Perry Mason," "Lost in Space," and several Roger Corman films.


His IMBD profile can be seen here.

Credit(s): Variety


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Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1097978)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:18pm CDT
Not to be poking fun here, but there goes a chance of having a future original Drag Strip voice out the window. Drag Strip always was one of my favorite Stunticons... :-( Drag Strip is probably racing over dead Autobot chassis in the sky. :sad: :sad: :sad: Oh, what an honorable death!!! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1097988)
Posted by Dagon on July 14th, 2010 @ 2:29pm CDT
Same here. Drag Strip's my favorite. That's too bad, poor guy. At least 79's a long road traveled.
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098049)
Posted by dragons on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:10pm CDT
that sucks :-( :CON: i hate seeing g1 voices pass away
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098052)
Posted by Zeds on July 14th, 2010 @ 5:12pm CDT
RIP Mr. Gans and thanks for enriching my childhood.
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098214)
Posted by solarblaze on July 15th, 2010 @ 1:43am CDT
im indeed an autobot at heart :BOT:

but i salute the soilder the cons lost

:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: a job well done gonna miss our ol dragstrip

RIP Ronald Gans you did a great job
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098556)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 15th, 2010 @ 4:58pm CDT
My condolences to his family. :( 79, a long road. Thank you, Mister Gans.
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098750)
Posted by Just Negare on July 16th, 2010 @ 2:45am CDT
I think those of us who grew up in the 80s remembered his work, and it was good work indeed.

Condolances to Mr. Gans' family and may he rest in peace.
Re: Ronald Gans, Voice of G1 Drag Strip has Passed Away (1098822)
Posted by autobot-jolt on July 16th, 2010 @ 6:39am CDT
RIP, Mr, Gans; I may ot have grown up in the 80's, but I have watched many episodes with Drag Strip elsewhere. Still, it's sad to see a Con go.

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