Family, friends and colleagues said goodbye to Tomasz Knapik today. The funeral of one of the most famous Polish lecturers took place in the Military Powązki Cemetery in Warsaw.
– Today we are saying goodbye to a professionally fulfilled man, it seems to me, and probably also a personally fulfilled man. We say goodbye to a successful man. Dad gave the world everything he could and left with universal respect and universal sympathy, said his son Maciej Knapik, our editorial colleague, journalist from “Fakt” TVN during the funeral ceremony.
– Tom greeted me with a smile and always found a moment to exchange a word on a cigarette. In my frame of memories it will remain so forever. He opens the door with impetus and with a smile extends his hand – said lector Jacek Brzostyński.
Tomasz Knapik was 77 years old
Tomasz Knapik passed away at the age of 77. “He was the Voice in our homes, scientist and lecturer at the Warsaw University of Technology. Beloved Father and Grandfather” – wrote the journalist on Facebook. Tomasz Knapik had been struggling with a serious illness for over two months and died in his sleep.
Recognizable voice, also known from the TVN24 antenna
Tomasz Knapik was a film and radio teacher. His voice could also be heard in advertisements, and since 2008 in Warsaw’s public transport. He was a reader of such films as “Twelve Angry Men”, the first trilogy of “Star Wars”, “Naked Instinct” or “Terminator”. Knapik was also a dubbing actor, incl. in the films “The Last Loner” and “Jeż Jerzy”. His voice is the penguin Skipper in the Polish dubbed version of the series “Penguins from Madagascar”.
In 2015-2020, we heard Knapik’s voice in the “Polska Kronika Faktowa” segment, which was part of the TVN24 program “Absolute Memory”. From March 2021, Tomasz Knapik was reading “Przegląd Short Forms” in the program “Our 20 Years”. He also took part in music projects. You could hear him on Donatan’s album “Równonoc” or in Mata’s piece “Patoreakcja”.
Doctor engineer Tomasz Knapik was an electrical engineer by education. He lectured at the Faculty of Transport of the Warsaw University of Technology.
Main photo source: TVN24