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Canadian Actor Matt Zimmerman Sadly Passed Away

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Canadian retired actor, well best known as the voice of Alan Tracy in the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds, Matt Zimmerman passed away on June 22, 2022, at the age of 87.

May the legend rest in power; wish God give his family and loved ones enough power to deal with the great loss.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Morgan Jeffery in a statement released on Twitter, writing, “Another @GerryAndersonTV legend has left us. Very sad to hear that Matt Zimmerman – the voice of Thunderbirds’ Alan Tracy – has passed away, aged 87.”

He was born in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, and educated in Detroit, Michigan; the beloved star kicked off acting when he was a teenager and attended Bowling Green State University, becoming a telecommunications major.

He was awarded a scholarship, and later he relocated to the UK in 1959 to study drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA); there he was recent of Ed Bishop.

Matt was cast as Alan Tracy in Thunderbirds after being suggested to producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson by the voice of Virgil Tracy, David Holliday. In an interview, he mentioned his experience, saying, “They were having great difficulty in casting the part of Alan Tracy as they wanted a certain sound for him.”

He added at that time, “As I walked in looked at me and said, ‘Don’t talk! Oh, my God, you’ve got those big eyes and the cleft in the chin and the cheekbones, and if you were blond you’d look very much like Alan.’ She said, ‘Now, sit down. What’s your name again?’ And I said, ‘My name is Matt Zimmerman and I’m from Detroit, Michigan,’ and she said, ‘That’s the voice!’ And that’s how I got the job.”

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Matt Zimmerman Passed Away Due to An Illness

There is no official report about how Matt Zimmerman passed away at this time, but some claimed he lost his life because of a recent illness.

Our team does not confirm any rumors about his death, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

Besides voicing Alan, late Matt, like other stars in the series, additionally voiced different little characters. He made a live-action play in one episode of UFO among the Andersons’ other TV shows.

Additionally, the legend played Shooty in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Other TV shows such as T-Bag, Mike, as well as Angelo, Crazy Like a Fox, and Never the Twain, besides many commercials, most famously for Wrangler Jeans.

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He came to fame for playing in the Thunderbirds revival Thunderbirds Are G, in 2015; good to know, he starred as Professor Harold in the episode “Tunnels of Time”.

Not just a stage actor, he was more! he had starred in movies like Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Once in a Lifetime, and West Side Story, and made his most recent West End appearance in Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy Theatre in London. In 2008, he played in the touring cast of Cabaret, having the role of Herr Schultz.

The same day, sadly, we were informed that New Orleans EMS and a Paramedic worker passed away. Jay Winston’s accident was announced by his friend and coworker on June 9, 2022. May he rest in peace.

Jay used to work as a Paramedic throughout the New Orleans EMS Foundation and had worked diligently to provide suppliers to the oldsters of New Orleans. He also worked as a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NOEMS) for the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services.

He was seen as a cheerful and content person and even he was active on social media. Also, sometimes posted pictures of his dog, on his Facebook page. Jay sincerely abided by his duties as an Emergency Paramedic and sadly lost his life on the road. 


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4 Comments

  1. Maher Younsi June 10, 2022

    R.I.P , Matt Zimmerman .

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  2. Tom Betts June 10, 2022

    He died on June 22, 2022 while today is only June 10, 2022. Please! Yes he died but he died on June 9th.

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  3. Guy June 11, 2022

    The date of Matt’s passing is incorrect in your article. Should be 8th June 2022. A very sad time for us all. RIP dear friend.

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  4. Anna-Marie Holmes June 22, 2022

    Matt Zimmerman was a very dear friend of mine for many years. I AM DEVISTATED AT HIS PASSING. He had just texted me that he was coming over to the US to see us. I would appreciate any news as to his illness and how he died and who is taking care of all his belongings. Thank you
    Anna-Marie Holmes. 917365531
    email; aellerbec[email protected].

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