A few days ago, entertainment news magazine Variety reported the news that Christopher Evan Welch had sadly passed away and under his acting credits, listed that he was the voice actor for Tails in the TV show, ‘The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.’
Following information discovered at SegaBits, we can now state that this information is not correct.
What is correct, is that Christopher Evan Welch (aged 48) who is a well respected actor who had roles in War of the Worlds and several TV shows, who entertained thousands of people, has sadly passed away.
However, he was not the voice actor for Tails.
SegaBits were able to reach out to Welch’s family and his acting agency (paradigm) who both confirmed that he was not the voice actor nor had anything to do with the Sonic cartoon show.
So whats happened? Most likely, someone by the name of Christopher Welch (who is in the credits for AoStH) did indeed voice Tails. Meanwhile, someone else by the name of Christopher Evan Welch also started his career around the same time. Upon his death Variety and several other entertainment news sites have made a serious error with the acting credits, hence the confusion and the position we’re now in.
Now this should not at all subtract from the fact that someone who was very well loved and respected has passed away and that there is a family somewhere who have to deal with this loss.
If anyone wishes to donate to Christopher Evan Welch’s daughters college fund, donations may be made to Emma Roberts Welch c/o the Law Offices of Michael W. Hubbard P.O. Box 180656 Dallas, TX. 75218, or via Paypal.com to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As mentioned yesterday, our thoughts and condolences are with Christopher’s family at this difficult time.