It’s been a tough few days for comic book superhero fans. The sudden death of Black Panther star, Chadwick Boseman came as shock to everyone. And now, just a few days later, fans of the genre have suffered another sad loss. Norm Spencer, the Canadian actor best known for his voice work as Cyclops in X-Men: The Animated Series, has died.
His co-star Cal Dodd, who voiced Wolverine in the same era, confirmed the news on social media with a touching tribute to his dear friend.
“Lost my dear friend and cohort, Norm Spencer. What a sad day. Norm was the voice of Cyclops on X-Men: The Animated Series. He was a genuine character and sweetheart. I will miss you Cyc. Sorry about the ‘convertible’ Bub. See ya later, my friend.”
Lost my dear friend and cohort Norm Spencer. WHat a sad day. Norm was the voice of Cyclops on X-Men the animated series.He was a genuine Character and sweetheart. I will miss her you Cyc. sorry about the “convertible ” Bub. see ya later my friend.
— Cal Dodd (@realcaldodd) August 31, 2020
The 62-year old actor made his voice acting debut in 1989’s Babar: The Movie and has various other projects to his name.
But it was his portrayal of the Marvel Comics character, Cyclops that resonated with fans.
Spencer voiced the energy-beaming mutant in 68 episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series between 1992 and 1997. He later reprised the role for the Marvel vs. Capcom video games. His version of Cyclops also made a few appearances in episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Spencer then went on to voice Marvel’s Drax the Destroyer in three episodes of the Silver Surfer series in 1998. His most recent work saw him starring as Billy Blaze in Rescue Heroes.