Miłogost Reczek, Polish voiceover artist known for his work as Vessemir in The Witcher series, among dozens of other projects, has died. Reczek was 60 and had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of bone marrow cancer, in 2018.
Reczek developed a reputation as the king of Polish voice acting and the “Master of Polish dubbing,” Polish news outlet TV24N said. He became a teacher in 1985, then transitioned to a career in theater, performing at the Polish Theater in Wrocław for 20 years and the Dramatic Theater in Warsaw from 2004 on.
Reczek also worked on several TV series in the 1980s and early 1990s and had a prolific presence in radio.
Along with his work in CD Projekt RED’s fantasy epic, Reczek lent his talents to multiple high-profile projects. He was the Polish voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars, Talos in Marvel movies, and even Homer Simpson in the Polish dub of Fox’s The Simpsons series.
The news of Reczek's death was met with surprise and sadness by more than just Witcher fans. Film Reddit mourned the loss of what several users called Poland's most distinctive voice actors, while Twitter recognized his contributions to the industry as one of "the greats."
[Photo credit: TV24N.pl]