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‘The Walking Dead’ voice actor dies in skydiving accident

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 7/9/2017 RACHEL DESANTIS
Randy Schell lent his voice to hundreds of commercials and television promos, like AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” © Facebook Randy Schell lent his voice to hundreds of commercials and television promos, like AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

Voice actor Randy Schell, the man behind promos for AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead," was killed Saturday in a skydiving accident in Houston.

Schell, a licensed and experienced skydiver, collided with a second jumper in mid-air after both deployed their parachutes at Skydive Spaceland Houston, KHOU reported, leaving Schell's parachute collapsed. The second jumper was treated for a leg injury.

Both jumpers had reportedly completed a successful dive earlier in the day.

Though his face might not be instantly recognizable, Schell's distinct voice sure is, as he leaves behind a lengthy resume that includes voice work for hundreds of commercials.

Schell was an experienced skydiver who had completed a different jump earlier in the day © Facebook Schell was an experienced skydiver who had completed a different jump earlier in the day

In addition to promos for "The Walking Dead," Schell lent his voice to spots for brands like Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Geico, McDonald's, Nike and more, according to his website.

He also narrated nearly 500 episodes of “Judge Alex,” a syndicated reality court show.

Schell’s agent, Jenny Josby, told KHOU that her client was "a great friend” and “a great man” who will be missed by many.

"He had a golden voice, he knew what to do with it," she said. "He was a constant professional. Everyone loved working with him. He was also a brilliant producer and engineer."

Schell was passionate about skydiving, and liked several pages about the sport on his Facebook page, including Skydive Spaceland Houston.

His page also featured several photos of previous skydiving excursions. In June 2015, he commented on one of the photos to a friend that it was "REALLY good to be in the air again!"

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