Star Wars voice actor Tom Kane may never be able to voiceover again after suffering a stroke

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“Star Wars” actor Tom Kane, who has lent his voice to various characters in the iconic franchise, may never be able to do a voiceover again, according to his daughter.

Kane, who is said to be 58, suffered a stroke two months ago that left him with “weakness on his right side and damage to the speech center of his brain,” his daughter, Sam, revealed. on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Sam explained that his father currently cannot “communicate effectively verbally, nor read or spell”.

He’s still knowledgeable and very himself, but can only say a few words at the moment, ”she continues in the post.

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Actor Tom Kane, the voice of Yoda, at the U.S. premiere of ‘Star Wars The Clone Wars’ in Hollywood, California on August 10, 2008.
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While Kane said he is currently receiving “excellent care” in Kansas City while undergoing speech, vocational and physical therapy, his daughter went on to say that he may not be able to continue a career. in dubbing in the future.

“His neurologist warned us that he could no longer do voiceovers,” the message said on social networks.

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Despite the physical setbacks, Kane’s daughter confirmed that he “remains in a good mood and his extreme stubbornness has already helped him show improvements in speech.”

The post also featured recent photos of Kane with his family, as well as a comedic photo of the actor standing next to a whiteboard that read, “Merry Christmas! ”

Kane is said to be best known for having lent his voice for the roles of Jedi Master Yoda and Admiral Yularen in “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”, in addition to the 2008 film. He also portrayed Admiral Ackbar in “Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi ”.

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Additionally, according to the actor’s IMDB page, the professional narrator – who debuted at the age of 15 – has also performed roles in “Archer,” “The Big Bang,” “Powerpuff Girls,” “Halloween: Awakening”, “Thor: God of Thunder”, “Robot Chicken: Star Wars III” and the video game “Fortnite”, among others.

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