2010-12-27 11:43:07 UTC
Christopher Shea, who was the original voice of Linus in the original
Peanuts TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and four subsequent
specials, died on 19 August near Honeydew, CA at the age of 52,
reportedly of natural causes. Shea appeared in a number of TV series
in the mid to late 1960s, and was a regular in the 1966 western series
Shane. (His younger brother Eric was probably better known,
particularly as the kid in The Poseidon Adventure. His other younger
brother, Stephen, took over the role of Linus in seven later Peanuts
specials and a theatrical film.) Christopher Shea is survived by his
wife Sara and their two children.
There was a memorial service for Shea on 17 October.
Shea's obit from the Eureka (CA) Times-Standard:
Thanks for the heads-up here to boomerhead.com: