According to his friend and acting student, Jennifer Smith, Spellos passed away on Sunday, November 19, at the Francisca Hospice House in Indianapolis, Indiana, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His death was later confirmed by his friend Fred Olen Ray on Facebook.
“It is with tremendous sadness that I must report the passing of my dear friend, Peter Spellos at 2:30am this morning,” Olen wrote in his post. “Many of you knew Peter personally. He had more loving friends than there are stars in the sky. A gentler giant never existed. A talented actor, teacher and wise old owl.”
Olen continued, “He always made me laugh. I cannot even recall how many movies we made together, but they would probably fill a book… maybe some day they will. Goodbye, pal.”