Robert Axelrod, the voice of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers‘ Lord Zedd, has passed away.
Axelrod’s agent shared the news on Twitter on the morning of September 8, 2019. Axelrod was age 70.
The actor passed away in Los Angeles, California, although the exact reason for his death is not yet known. Axelrod had spent most of the year battling tough medical bills after a back surgery left more difficult symptoms to deal with than expected.
Axelrod is best known by fans after meeting him at conventions throughout the year, where they could share their love for his best known character, Lord Zedd.
He also portrayed the voice of Finster on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and various other characters throughout Power Rangers, Digimon, and Anime series’.
Axelrod joins the ranks of other Power Rangers actors who have passed away this year, including Pua Magasiva from Power Rangers Ninja Storm, and Alistair Browning from Power Rangers Dino Charge.
Other notable Power Rangers actors to have died include Thuy Trang who portrayed Trini the original Yellow Ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Peta Rutter who portrayed Udonna the White Ranger on Power Rangers Mystic Force, Grant McFarland who portrayed Lothor and Sensei on Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Richard Genelle who portrayed Ernie on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Erik Ray Frank who portrayed David Truehart, the brother of Tommy Oliver, on Power Rangers Zeo, and Edward Albert who portrayed Mr. Collins on Power Rangers Time Force.
Axelrod’s passing caused an immediate outpouring of support from the Power Rangers community, including Robert’s season cast members, other former Power Rangers from various seasons, and fans around the world.
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15 thoughts on “Robert Axelrod Passes Away”
Poor Guy. At least he lived to an old age. May he rest in peace with his fellow deceased ranger actors.
Everyone, to hail the legacy of Robert Axelrod, never forget remember Lord Zedd!
Another PR actor passed away. First Shane, Lothor, & Sensei from Ninja Storm & now him.
Damn. Well, after he was hospitalized this didn’t come as much of a surprise. Best wishes to his family and may he rest in peace. You helped bring a wonderful villain to life for generations of children, good sir.
This coming from someone who hates Power Rangers
A man dies and that’s your concern?
Rest In Peace, old friend. 😢
Everyone’s Really Sad Right Now If Only Some Great Scientist From Ohio State Wexner University Medical Center Could Reanimate Some Human Hearts It Would Be Pua Magasiva Ever Since I Was Just a Child I’ve Watch Power Rangers For My Whole Life But Now I Can’t Really Accept Pua’s Death Like That I’m To Heartbroken To Think About Right Now if Only Vadim Fedorov Could Find Another Way to Bring Him Back To Life I Would Pray to God For His Great Blessing 😔🙏🏼
Very sad. RIP Robert Axlerod. I will say Lord Zedd was and is the best Power Ranger villan of all time hands down!
R.I.P. Robert Axelrod. Gone but never forgetton.
How do any of you think all of the cast of PR FRANCHISE (tv shows only) feel right now or already about losing their loved one?
We miss you lord zedd
He’s voice as Lokar