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Wallace and Gromitís Peter Sallis Dies At 96



Raise a slice of Wensleydale cheese today for Peter Sallis, the voice behind the absentminded inventor Wallace of Aardman Animationís Wallace and Gromit series. He passed away on June 2 at Denville Hall, a retirement home for actors, surrounded by friends and family. The news was released by the BBC this morning.

Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit, said in a public statement ďIím so sad, but feel so grateful and privileged to have known and worked with Peter over so many years. He was always my first and only choice for Wallace.Ē Tony Hall, BBCís directing general, added ďHe was a marvelous actor ó who could forget that remarkable voice? Peter will be greatly missed by his many fans. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.Ē

The four Wallace and Gromit shorts ó A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter Of Loaf and Death ó remain some of the most beloved examples of stop-motion animation in the world. They led to a feature-length movie, Curse of the Were-Rabbit, as well as the spinoff Shaun the Sheep, which recently got a movie of its own.

In his home country, Sallis was also popular for being the only actor to star in all 300 episodes of the UK sitcom Last of the Summer Wine.
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