I would offer tribute to a beloved man of Mankind.
From Wikipedia, we find the following biographical information:
Dominick "Dom" DeLuise (August 1, 1933 – May 4, 2009) was an American actor, comedian, film director, television producer, chef, and author. He was the husband of actress Carol Arthur, and the father of actor, writer, director Peter DeLuise, and actors David DeLuise and Michael DeLuise.
Though known for Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit movies, along with a stunning cameo in Blazing Saddles, The Land of Oz has lost a voice to the Great Sandy Waste and beyond.
Dom DeLuise was the voice of Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmanuel Ambrose Diggs:The Wizard of Oz in the 2000 animated film, Lion of Oz..
Once more, quoting Wikipedia:
Lion of Oz is an official animated prequel film to The Wizard of Oz. It tells the story of how the Cowardly Lion, formerly part of the Omaha Circus, came to be in Oz, how he stopped the Wicked Witch of the East from getting the Flower of Oz. It is based upon the book Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage by Roger S. Baum (great-grandson of L. Frank Baum, the original author of the Oz books).
I loved him in Ren & Stimpy!
Farewell and fond memories....