July 24, 2024

Louis Gossett Jr., the primary Black man to win a supporting actor Oscar and identified to tens of millions because the voice of Half-Life 2’s vortigaunts, has died on the age of 87.

While the aliens have been voiced by Tony Todd in Episode Two and Half-Life: Alyx, the unique variations in Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One have been voiced by Gossett.

As reported by AP (thanks, PC Gamer), Gossett died yesterday morning in Santa Monica, California. On the time of writing, no reason for dying was supplied.

“By no means thoughts the awards, by no means thoughts the glitz and glamour, the Rolls-Royces and the massive homes in Malibu. It is in regards to the humanity of the those who he stood for,” Gossett’s cousin, Neal L. Gossett, stated by way of a household assertion.

Gossett received an Oscar and Emmy for his function in An Officer and a Gentleman and an Emmy for his function in Roots.