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TF2 voice actor Rick May passes away at 79
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April 13, 2020

News broke today that voice actor Rick May had passed away due to COVID-19 infection. May had previously suffered a stroke in February, forcing him to move into a nursing home where he contracted the virus. He eventually died after being moved to a hospital in Sweden.

Over his nearly 50 year career, May's notable roles included Peppy Hare for Star Fox 64, and Dr. M in Sly 3, but most of you probably know him as the voice of TF2's Soldier.

The news came from a Facebook post from Larry Albert, describing him as a "a force of nature, a pain in the ass sometimes but never to the point where I would not use him again and again".

Condolences are being accepted by The Rekindle School, and can be sent to rekindleschool@gmail.com where they will be passed on to his family.

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o7

o7
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#2
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you were good son real good... maybe even the best

you were good son real good... maybe even the best
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#3
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This made me emotional and tearful. Rest in Peace!

https://i.imgur.com/F0AM5Jr.png

This made me emotional and tearful. Rest in Peace!

[img]https://i.imgur.com/F0AM5Jr.png[/img]
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https://media.giphy.com/media/x70p0tqMsvqMM/200.gif

[img]https://media.giphy.com/media/x70p0tqMsvqMM/200.gif[/img]
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Fuck off 2020. This one really hurts. We've all probably heard his voice more than 100000 times. Hell, there have been days where i've heard the voice of TF2 characters more than my own voice.

RIP Rick.

Fuck off 2020. This one really hurts. We've all probably heard his voice more than 100000 times. Hell, there have been days where i've heard the voice of TF2 characters more than my own voice.

RIP Rick.
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We have lost a legend, his voice as the soldier was easily the most recognizable out of all characters in TF2 and it's sad to see him gone now. One last Rocket Jump Waltz to heaven o7.

We have lost a legend, his voice as the soldier was easily the most recognizable out of all characters in TF2 and it's sad to see him gone now. One last Rocket Jump Waltz to heaven o7.
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#7
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Rest in Peace, living legend.

Rest in Peace, living legend.
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#8
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imma need this virus to add 4 rq

imma need this virus to [b]add 4[/b] rq
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#9
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May his memories live on in the hearts of everyone he had a positive influence on in life.

Rest in peace.

May his memories live on in the hearts of everyone he had a positive influence on in life.

Rest in peace.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTrj5-OMsGc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTrj5-OMsGc
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https://www.change.org/p/valve-change-soldier-s-requiem-to-say-rip-soldier

https://www.change.org/p/valve-change-soldier-s-requiem-to-say-rip-soldier
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https://twitter.com/kiku070/status/1249871032724246529

Thank you for your contributions to this world. Godspeed, you magnificent bastard.
May you rest in peace, and may your family & friends be well during these trying times.

https://twitter.com/kiku070/status/1249871032724246529

Thank you for your contributions to this world. Godspeed, you magnificent bastard.
May you rest in peace, and may your family & friends be well during these trying times.
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#13
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crazy that ive been hearing this dudes voice since i was like 8.

i wish his family all the positive energy in the world in this time of crisis :( we lost a real one today boys

crazy that ive been hearing this dudes voice since i was like 8.

i wish his family all the positive energy in the world in this time of crisis :( we lost a real one today boys
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https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/4c/Peppyhead.gif/revision/latest/zoom-crop/width/360/height/360?cb=20081028023846

Never give up. Trust your instincts.

[img]https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/4/4c/Peppyhead.gif/revision/latest/zoom-crop/width/360/height/360?cb=20081028023846[/img]

[i]Never give up. Trust your instincts.[/i]
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"You were good son, real good; maybe even the best."

"You were good son, real good; maybe even the best."
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Fuck rolling out to mid, I just wanna roll out to next year. Godspeed Rick.

Fuck rolling out to mid, I just wanna roll out to next year. Godspeed Rick.
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I among many people started playing tf2 when I was young lad. I loved the soldiers voice lines because they made me laugh. I don't think anyone besides Rick May could have brought the soldier as a class to life just with voice lines alone like he did. Thank you for your contribution good sir.

"If fighting is sure to result in victory then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that. -Soldier
"Godspeed you magnificent bastard" - Soldier

I among many people started playing tf2 when I was young lad. I loved the soldiers voice lines because they made me laugh. I don't think anyone besides Rick May could have brought the soldier as a class to life just with voice lines alone like he did. Thank you for your contribution good sir.

"If fighting is sure to result in victory then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that. -Soldier
"Godspeed you magnificent bastard" - Soldier
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His memory will live on as long as people remember him and hear him in all those games he starred.

His memory will live on as long as people remember him and hear him in all those games he starred.
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2020 ain't been nothing but absolute ass I swear to GOD.

R.I.P Rick "THE SOLDIER" May.

https://twitter.com/stockpileLena/status/1250195985906745344

2020 ain't been nothing but absolute ass I swear to GOD.

R.I.P Rick "THE SOLDIER" May.

https://twitter.com/stockpileLena/status/1250195985906745344
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I heard about this. Horrible.

I heard about this. Horrible.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMyWFiKfSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMyWFiKfSc
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godspeed

godspeed
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