We've received word that our friend Tom Kane, a voice actor with more than 250 credits including multiple Star Wars
roles, has suffered a stroke and is currently not able to communicate.
His daughter, Sam, gave an update via his Facebook page
Hi everyone! This is Tomís daughter, Sam.
Our family wanted to share why my dad has been MIA. About two months ago he had a left side stroke that gave him right sided weakness and damage to the speech center of his brain. This means right now he cannot efficiently communicate verbally, nor read or spell. He is still competent and very much himself, but can only get out a few words right now. As many of you might know about strokes, it is possible for him to gain these functions back and we have found him excellent care in Kansas City for speech, occupational, and physical therapy, but for now, we have been warned by his Neurologist that he may not do Voiceovers again.
My dad still remains in good spirits and his extreme stubbornness has helped him already show improvements in speech. He is fully on board with me sharing this and he will see anything you guys post.
Lots of love from our family to yours.
Here are some recent photos of dad ♥️
Please keep the Kane family in your prayers as they deal with this difficult situation and we will keep our fingers crossed that Tom is able to make a full recovery. As many know, he has a golden voice and the roles he has played, especially the Star Wars
ones, over the years are loved by millions of fans worldwide.