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The Original Voice of the Daleks Dies.
The original voice of the Daleks Roy Skelton has passed away at the age of 79 after suffering a stroke.
He was also know for providing the voices to the British ITV kids Programme "Rainbow" where his voice talents were used for the Puppets Zippy and George.
A short bio follows taken from "The Manchester Evening News"
He joined the National Association of Boys' Clubs Travelling Theatre straight from school and worked at the Oldham Repertory, now known as the Coliseum, and was stage manager at the Fairbottom Street venue for six months before launching his acting career at the Bristol Old Vic.
Mr Skelton moved into television and worked on children's shows Toytown and Picture Book.
He also appeared in several films including the Alfred Hitchcock classic "Frenzy".
However, he will be best known for providing the chilling voices of the Daleks in the long-running science fiction show.
Mr Skelton, a man of many talents, also created the voices for the Zippy and George characters in the now iconic Rainbow kids programme.
He helped start the show in the early 1970s, expecting it to last for six weeks, but was still performing as Zippy and George 20 years later.