'Mass Effect' voice actor Robin Sachs dies

Sachs was the man behind the iconic voice of bounty hunter Zaeed Massaani in the game series "Mass Effect."

The man who gave his gravelly voice to the hit video game "Mass Effect" has died.

English actor Robin Sachs' best known voice work was for "Mass Effect," where he provided an iconic sound for Zaeed Massani, the most feared bounty hunter in the game's galaxy.

Zaeed Massaani's iconic snarl would not have been possible without Sachs, who also lent his voice to "Resident Evil: Damnation" and acted in "Torchwood," according to IMDB.

His official website announced his death Tuesday.

"This is a post we never thought we would have to write," the post says. "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Robin Sachs."

Feb. 5 was also Sachs' 62nd birthday.

Sachs, the son of two actors, appeared in TV series such as "Murder, She Wrote," "Fantastic Four," "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Buffy, The Vampire Slayer" and "Star Trek: Voyager," according to IMDB.

He also did voice work for several games, including "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic," where he voiced Admiral Saul Karath, and even for the popular cartoon series "Spongebob Squarepants," where he voiced Sergeant Roderick in the episode "Mrs. Puff, You're Fired."

Sachs' Facebook page also memorialized his passing, saying Tuesday, "He was an amazing and wonderful man and we are all heartbroken. Please raise a glass and toast to the life and career of the wonderful Robin Sachs."

Fans were invited to leave messages for Sachs' family on the page.

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