He is best known for expressing the character of Brainy Smurf in the popular cartoon series The Smurfs.
Goldman’s death comes just a few months after being beaten twice, his agent Doug Ely told TMZ.
Ely also paid tribute on Facebook, calling her 40-year-old client and friend “one of a kind.”
In a statement, he said, “He still had strong opinions and he didn’t mind telling you about them. He was incredibly funny. He liked to look for the little guy and help him wherever he could. He had a huge heart. We lost a voucher today. He will be missed. ”
Goldman died at his home on Sunday evening surrounded by family and friends.
His death is believed to be unrelated to the coronavirus.
Goldman’s actor credits date back to 1963 with an appearance at General Hospital, but his biggest role came in 1981 when he landed the voice of Brainy Smurf in the cartoon series The Smurfs.
Brainy was a regular in the series and instantly identifiable by fans thanks to his branded glasses.
The Smurfs stopped recording new episodes in 1989 but continued to be broadcast on Cartoon Network and the Boomerang channel.
Goldman also appeared in M * A * S * H, Columbo and Criminal Minds and as a curious medical student in Young Frankenstein in 1974 alongside Gene Wilder.
For almost 30 years, Goldman continued to work in Hollywood as a leading casting director.