Voltron Producer Peter Keefe Dies At Age 57
: Jay Cochran - 2010.05.28
Peter Keefe who was a producer and best know as being the creative for the 80's classic animated "Voltron" series passed away yesterday in Rochester, NY. Keefe was 57 years old and it is being reported by THR
that he died from throat cancer.
"During the mid-'80s, Keefe adapted Japanese animated series "Go Lion" and "Dierugger" into a single seamless story line that became "Voltron." Debuting in U.S. syndication on Sept. 10, 1984, "Voltron: Defender of the Universe" quickly rose to become the No. 1 nationally ranked series in kids syndication during the 1984 and 1985 broadcast seasons.
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