"There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now.", the company said in a tweet (see it below).
Bob the Builder, voicing the title character busy during his first nine seasons.
Born on February 1, 1958, in Houlton, ME, Dufris got his start in voice acting in London during his early 20s.
William began his career in London starring in BBC Radio plays alongside the likes of Kathleen Turner and Helena Bonham-Carter, and contributed to the audio drama productions of "Spiderman", "Judge Dredd", "Voyage" and "An American Werewolf in London".
A Hole in People's Hearts!"The Vault of Horror", William Dufris, has died from cancer. We will have more to say later. While big names like politicians Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld lost their lives after battling prolonged illnesses, others like businessman VG Siddhartha and actor Kushal Punjabi succumbed to their mental health struggles.
- Pocket Universe Productions (@PocketPlot) March 24, 2020A Lasting Legacy!
Dufris left the show after its co-creator Sarah Bell moved on in 2006, with the voice of Bob then performed by comedian Greg Proops.
He also featured in the kids show "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime movies like "X" and "Lupin III". The company's twitter handle broke the news of Dufris' death. But he will always be remembered for his voice in Bob The Builder.