Voice actress Pat Stevens died on May 26 following a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Steven voiced the role of Velma Dinkley on various incarnations of Scooby Doo from 1976-1979, during which time, she also appeared on M*A*S*H as Nurse Baker.
Thundercats writer Steve Perry (b.1954) who disappearance was reported earlier, has been declared a murder victim by the Zephyrhills police. Perry disappeared from his home around May 16 and shortly afterward, two of his roommates were arrested on unrelated charges. Police were not ready, at the time, to declare Perry a murder victim, despite finding a severed arm in his abandoned van and other body parts nearby. They have not indicated why they now consider him a murder victim. In addition to Thundercats, Perry also worked on the comic books Timespirits and Silverhawks.
Perry should not to be confused with others of the same name, including a science fiction author.
Carl Macek (b.1950) died on April 17 after suffering an heart attack. Macek began his career doing grassroots promotional work for films such as Star Wars and Alien. In the early 1980s, he worked with Harmony Gold to create the Robotech series. Throughout his career, he helped support the dubbing and creation of anime, helping to bring it to a wider US audience.