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Luis Pérez Pons, the actor who voiced Mr. Krabs on ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’, dies

2023-10-26T12:55:14+00:00
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'SpongeBob SquarePants' actor Luis Pérez Pons dies (Photo: Shutterstock)
  • The voice of Mr. Krabs, Luis Pérez Pons, dies.
  • Fellow actor Luis Carreño announced his death.
  • He was a renowned voice actor.

The iconic actor Luis Pérez Pons, remembered as the voice behind the charismatic Mr. Krabs in the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, has died.

This sad news has shocked fans of animation and the dubbing industry.

Legendary actor and announcer Luis Pérez Pons died suddenly.

He worked on the Spanish version of SpongeBob SquarePants in Latin America.

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Luis Pérez Pons has died at the age of 72.

On October 24, Pérez Pons’ colleague and close friend, the talented Luis Carreño, who is the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, made the sad announcement.

He shared an emotional message on X, formerly Twitter.

Carreño shared his sadness saying: “Today, the world of Venezuelan dubbing says goodbye to one of its most iconic voices.”

A moving goodbye to a beloved voice actor

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“An exceptional human being, a dear friend and an incomparable colleague. My eternal boss, Mr. Krabs, is leaving us. Rest in peace, dear Luis Pérez Pons,” said the actor.

The sad news was also confirmed by the Anime Latin Dubbing Awards (ALDA Awards), who shared a moving message on social media.

“It is with deep regret that we report the sad death of the great dubbing actor and announcer, Luis Pérez Pons, at the age of 72,” they wrote.

So far, the exact circumstances of the death of this prominent voice actor have not yet been revealed.

Luis Pérez Pons’ last Instagram post

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On October 19, Pérez Pons celebrated his birthday and posted about it on social media.

At that time he said he was suffering from undisclosed health problems.

In his last Instagram post, he expressed his gratitude and shared:

“I am very grateful to God for all the expressions of affection that I have received on my birthday from each of you.”

A successful actor

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“At the moment I am facing health problems, so I will be absent from social media to regain strength and be with all of you again soon,” said the actor.

Luis Pérez Pons, born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1951, worked in various areas of show business, including theater and voiceover work.

According to El Financiero, his greatest achievement came in the field of dubbing, where he gave life to one of the most beloved and iconic characters on television, Mr. Krabs.

On the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, the unique and distinctive voice of Pérez Pons was beloved by the Latin American public.

His legacy will live on

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According to El Financiero, the talented actor also contributed to other animated series, such as Beetlejuice in 1989, Pinky and the Brain in 1995, and Zorro in 1997.

After those supporting roles, his crowning moment came in 1999 when he took on the role of Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants.

His legacy will live on in the memory of fans and in the world of dubbing, where his work will continue to be a benchmark of excellence and passion for acting.

Luis Pérez Pons’ death has left a void in the dubbing and animation community, but his legacy will last for many years.

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