Voice artist was 79...
Alex Winehouse

14:03 8th June 2011

Voice artist Roy Skleton, best known for his work on children's television show Rainbow and Doctor Who, has died aged 79.

Skelton lent his talents to character Zippy and George from 1973 to 1992, and provided the now legendary vocals to the Daleks from 1967 to 1988.

Skelton was also responsible for voicing Doctor Who villains such as the Cybermen on the cult BBC show.

Starting his career in 1955, providing the voices in children's programme A Rubovian Legend, Skleton mixed vocal duties with live-action performing in series including Z-Cars, Ivanhoe, Take a Chance and The Bill.

His last acting job came in 2008, when he reprised his Zippy and George voices for an episode of Ashes to Ashes.

Roy Skelton is believed to have died after suffering a stroke.

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