Pocket Universe Productions, which Dufris co-founded, confirmed the news on Twitter Tuesday. The company noted that Dufris died after a battle with cancer, though did not share more details about exactly when he passed away.
"There is a hole in a lot of people's hearts right now.", the company said in a tweet (see it below). We will have more to say later.
While Dufris had many acting credits, he was acclaimed for playing Bob, Farmer Pickles and Mr. Beasley on the USA version of the animated children's series from 1998-2006, according to his IMDb.
Dufris was born in ME but his career as a voice actor took off after moving to London where he lived for 13 years.
William started his voice performing profession in London and labored on quite a lot of BBC Radio performs alongside notable names comparable to Kathleen Turner, Sharon Gless, Stockard Channing, and Helena Bonham-Carter.
In UK, Bob The Builder was voiced by Neil Morrissey who was later replaced by Lee Ingleby in 2015. He also featured in the kids' show "Rocky And The Dodos", and in anime movies like "X" and "Lupin III". He was also the co-founder of Pocket Universe Production, that released the news of his untimely demise. But he will always be remembered for his voice in Bob The Builder.