Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in the 1990s Animated Series, the Arkham series of video games, and more, has died aged 66.
Announced on Facebook by Animated Series co-star Diane Pershing (who played Poison Ivy) and confirmed by Warner Bros. Discovery, Conroy died on November 10 following “a short battle with cancer”.
“He’s been ill for a while but he really put in a lot of time at the cons, to the joy of all of his fans,” said Pershing in the post. “He will be sorely missed not just by the cast of the series but by his legion of fans all over the world.”
I don’t have the words. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He IS #Batman. #RIPLEGEND pic.twitter.com/hJcUVEVeWm
— tara strong (@tarastrong) November 11, 2022
Conroy also played Batman in The Killing Joke animated special and the Multiversus video game, and played Thomas Wayne in upcoming series Batman: Caped Crusader, though it’s unclear if he will still feature in the role following his death.
Other co-stars shared their love for Conroy in a Warner Bros. Discovery press release, with Mark Hamill (who has played The Joker in several productions) saying simply that “Kevin was perfection”.
He continued: “He was one of my favourite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother. He truly cared for the people around him – his decency shone through everything he did. Every time I saw him or spoke with him, my spirits were elevated.”
In the documentary I Know That Voice, Kevin Conroy tells this unforgettable story about working at a food relief station in Manhattan in the days after 9/11. It’s one of my favorite stories he told about the power of his talents. Rest In Peace Mr. Conroy pic.twitter.com/CVb6vLQlEb
— Henry Gilbert (@hEnereyG) November 11, 2022
Casting and dialogue director Andrea Romano also shared her appreciation for Conroy following his death. “Kevin was far more than an actor whom I had the pleasure of casting and directing,” she said. “He was a dear friend for 30 plus years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries. Kevin’s warm heart, delightfully deep laugh, and pure love of life will be with me forever.”
Several other fans and friends of Conroy took to social media to voice their love of the actor, including actress Tara Strong (above), podcaster Henry Gilbert (above), Injustice co-creator Ed Boon, games industry veteran Geoff Keighley, and many more.
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