Well Known Voiceover Actor Dies In a Texas Skydiving Accident

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July 10, 2017Jul 10, 2017

Voiceover artist Randy Schell, whose work includes promos and narration for hundreds of TV shows including Fear the Walking Dead, Dancing With the Stars and Life in Pieces, died on Saturday in a parachuting collision accident in Houston.

Schell was a licensed and experienced skydiver. He 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.

They had completed a successful dive earlier in the day.

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

He also did 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. 

Schell’s Facebook page says he was married, lived in Houston, and worked for Randy Schell Productions. In 2015, he shared a photo on Facebook that showed him skydiving.

Maureen Cooper, a Cox coworker, described Randy as passionate about skydiving, karate and physical fitness and supremely knowledgeable about the radio world.

"I don't even know how we'll go on without him," she said.