Peter Sallis, who voiced Wallace from 'Wallace and Gromit,' dead at 96

Peter Sallis, who voiced Wallace in the "Wallace and Gromit" films, has died at 96.

The British actor died "peacefully with his family by his side" on Friday, according to his agents.

SEE ALSO: One Love Manchester: Behind-the-scenes photos of Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and more you have to see

In addition to his beloved voice work as Wallace, Sallis also played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in the long-running series "Last of the Summer Wine." He was the only actor to appear in the sitcom's 295 episodes that ran from 1973 until 2010.

See photos of Peter Sallis:

15 PHOTOS
Peter Sallis through the years
See Gallery
Peter Sallis through the years
LONDON - OCTOBER 02: Actor Peter Sallis arrives at the UK Charity premiere of animated film 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit' at the Odeon West End on October 2, 2005 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
English television actor Peter Sallis is dressed by his wife Elaine for his role as Samuel Pepys in a BBC dramatisation of the writer's diaries, 5th March 1958. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Actor Peter Sallis, soon to play Samuel Pepys in a new BBC television series, photographed in his car as he leaves his home, England, circa 1958. (Photo by Chris Ware/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Actor Peter Sallis. 3rd January 1981. (Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
British actors Peter Sallis, Bill Owen (1914 - 1999) and Michael Bates, from left to right, share a drink while in costume as their characters in the long-running BBC comedy series 'Last Of The Summer Wine'. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
BILL OWEN Compo; BRIAN WILDE Foggy and PETER SALLIS Clegg Left To Right: Stars of the BBC TV comedy series 'Last of the Summer Wine', 23.08.1982. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
Last of the Summer wine actor Peter Sallis with his wife Elaine Usher. March 1987. (Photo by Garratt/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
LONDON - OCTOBER 02: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Peter Sallis arrives at the UK Charity premiere of animated film 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit' at the Odeon West End on October 2, 2005 in London, England. The premiere is in aid of Wallace & Gromit Children's Foundation. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Peter Sallis during 'Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit' London Premiere at Odeon Leicester Square in London, Great Britain. (Photo by Goffredo di Crollalanza/FilmMagic)
LONDON - JANUARY 27: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) (L-R) Nick Park and Peter Sallis arrive at the South Bank Show Awards, the10th annual awards rewarding excellence in everything from opera to pop music and literature to visual art, at The Savoy on January 27, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actor Peter Sallis and actress Imelda Staunton arrive at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 19, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
Peter Sallis during The South Bank Show Awards 2006 - Arrivals at The Savoy in London, Great Britain. (Photo by David Lodge/FilmMagic)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 19: (L-R) Nick Parks and Peter Sallis accept the Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year on stage at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 19, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/BAFTA via Getty Images)
Peter Sallis; The 2006 Southbank Awards at the LWT Studios, London.; 27th January 2006; 10531; (Photo by JAB Promotions/Photoshot/Getty Images)
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

"It is with sadness that we announce that our client Peter Sallis died peacefully, with his family by his side, at Denville Hall on Friday, June 2," a statement from Jonathan Altaras Associates read.

Sallis first voiced the iconic Wallace character in the short, "A Grand Day Out," in 1989. He went on to voice the character for a ton more projects: "The Wrong Trousers" (1993), "A Close Shave" (1995), "The Incredible Adventures of Wallace & Gromit" (2001), "Wallace & Gromit's Cracking Contraptions" (2002), "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" (2005) and "A Matter of Loaf and Death" (2008), in addition to several video games.

Wallace's debut, "A Grand Day Out," won a BAFTA, while "The Wrong Trousers" and "A Close Shave" won Oscars in the '90s. "The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" also won an Academy Award, years after Sallis temporarily retired the character.

More stars that have died in 2017:

50 PHOTOS
Celebrities who died in 2017
See Gallery
Celebrities who died in 2017

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died in his home at the Playboy Mansion of natural causes on September 27. He was 91 years old.

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy)

Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park committed suicide in July, he was 41 years old.

(Photo by Scott Dudelson/WireImage)

Actor Adam West attends the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Press Room at New York Comic-Con - Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.

(REUTERS)

John Heard, known for his role as the father in the Home Alone films, died on July 21. Some reports say he was 71-years-old, however, others have his age listed as 72.

(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Roger Smith, who starred in the series "77 Sunset Strip" and was married to actress Ann-Margret, died Sunday in Sherman Oaks. He was 84.

(Getty)

Gregg Allman, best known for performing in The Allman Brothers Band, passed away at 69.

(Reuters)

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at 52 after he was found in a Detroit hotel room.

(Reuters)

Erin Moran, who is known for her role in TV sitcom "Happy Days," died at the age of 56 after a secret battle with cancer.

(Getty)

Comedian Don Rickles died at the age of 90 from kidney failure.

(Reuters)

Comedian Charlie Murphy died at 57 from complications stemming from a battle with leukemia.

(Getty)

Roger Moore, a former James Bond star, died after a short battle with cancer at 89.

(Reuters)

Jonathan Demme, the director known for his work on thriller "Silence of the Lambs," died at 73 from esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.

(Getty)

Roger Ailes, who was at FOX News for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died at 77 after suffering a fall at his home.

(Reuters)

Bill Paxton died unexpectedly at age 61 on February 25. 

( REUTERS/Fred Prouser)

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., who is also Cuba Gooding Jr.'s father, died at 72.

(Getty)

Neil Fingleton, "Britain's tallest man" and "Games of Thrones" star died at 36 from heart failure.

 (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

"Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch died at 71. 

(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) 

John Hurt, star of "The Elephant Man," died at 77. 

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett 

Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, died at 69.

(Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Actor Miguel Ferrer died from throat cancer at 61.

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Dick Gautier, known for is role in the Broadway musical 'Bye Bye Birdie' died at 85.

(Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Frank Deford, giant of sports journalism, died at 78.

(Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage)

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who is known for hits like ''Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven," died at 90 years old.

(Reuters)

Television personality Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin, known for his MTV show "Rob & Big," died at the age of 45.

(Getty)

Dina Merrill, the actress known for movies like "Butterfield 8" and "Operation Petticoat," died at 93.

(Getty)

Frank Pellegrino Sr. (R) died at age 72 following a battle with lung cancer. He was known for his role on "The Sopranos." 

(Getty)

Former pop singer Tommy Page was found dead at 46 in New York City.

(Getty)

"Doll Squad" star Francine York passed away at 80 after a battle with cancer.

(Getty)

Joni Sledge, the "We Are Family" singer, was found dead in her Phoenix home. She was 60.

(Getty)

Jazz legend Al Jarreau died at the age of 76.

(Getty)

Actor Robert Michael Morris died at age 77. His death was confirmed by friend Lisa Kudrow.

(Getty)

Comedian Jerry Lewis died on August 20. He was 91 years old.

(Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Monty Hall, one of the most popular game show hosts in American television died in September at age 96.

(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Anne Jeffreys, star of ‘General Hospital’ and Broadway’s ‘Kiss Me Kate,’ died in September at 94.

(Photo by Rodrigo Vaz/FilmMagic)

Barry Dennen, member of the original cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” died in September at age 79.

(Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)

Famed soul singer Charles Bradley died in September at the age of 68.

(Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images)

Harry Dean Stanton, the actor known for his roles in "Twin Peaks," "Big Love," "Pretty in Pink" and "Repo Man" died of natural causes in Los Angeles. He was 91.

(Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)

Frank Vincent, who had a key role on "The Sopranos" and appeared in a number of Martin Scorsese films, died at age 78.

(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Nelsan Ellis, who starred in the HBO series True Blood, died on July 8 from alcohol withdrawal after years of struggling with substance abuse. He was 39 years old.

(Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Blake Heron, the child actor who starred in 1996's "Shiloh," died at age 35.

(Photo by Utopia Pictures/Getty Images)

Comedian Shelley Berman, who was famous as a "sit-down" comedian and later as Larry David's dad on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," died at the age of 92.

(Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Dick Gregory, the trailblazing comic and civil rights activist whose unique brand of comedy combined cutting wit and contemporary headlines, died in August at the age of 84.

(Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor peacefully passed away at his home in Kentucky in July after a long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 73.


(REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)

Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor known for his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood, died in July. He was 89.

(REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)

Gary DeCarlo, the lead singer of Steam, died in June at the age of 75.

(Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the Swedish film version of "The Girl With Dragon Tattoo," died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 56.

(HENRIK MONTGOMERY/AFP/Getty Images)

Prodigy, who made up one half of Mobb Deep, died in June. He was 42.

(Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Tom Petty, the famed and beloved rocker behind hits like “American Girl” and “Free Fallin,” died in October following a cardiac arrest. He was 66.

(Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

More from AOL.com:
Scarlett Johansson just called out a sexual double-standard all women know too well
Ashley Graham opens up for the first time about sexual harassment on set at age 17
Here's your first look at Tom Cruise in 'American Made' -- watch the trailer now!

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.