EW Staff
January 19, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EST

Bob May, the veteran vaudeville actor and stuntman who played The Robot in the popular ’60s sci-fi series Lost in Space, has died of heart failure, the Los Angeles Times reports.

May’s character is most remembered for its “Danger, Will Robinson!” line, which remains a pop culture catchphrase 40-plus years after the series ended in 1968. Ironically, the line was voiced not by May, but by announcer Dick Tufeld.

In the years since the series ended, May appeared at sci-fi conventions. In 1998, the series was reimagined as a major film starring Gary Oldman, William Hurt and Matt LeBlanc.

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