Brock Peters (front right) with Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Actor Brock Peters, best known for his heartbreaking performance as the black man falsely accused of rape in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 78.
Peters was diagnosed with the disease in January and had been receiving chemotherapy treatment, according to Marilyn Darby, his longtime companion. His condition became worse in recent weeks.He died peacefully in bed, surrounded by family, she said.
I’ll remember him best as the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars radio dramas.
Here’s the IMDB page on his films. They include To Kill a Mockingbird, Soylent Green, and Star Trek: The Voyage Home.