Beloved Batman actor Kevin Conroy dies at 66 after battling cancer

Batman actor Kevin Conroy has died at the age of 66 after a “brief battle with cancer,” his representatives confirmed Friday. He is famous for voicing the famous superhero in the capital Batman: The Animated Series and Arkham video games.

After starting his career on stage (playing Hamlet in 1984) and appearing in TV shows such as Dynasty and Another World and Cheers, Conroy was cast in a career-defining role as Batman, the animated series starting in 1992.

“Kevin’s warm heart, joyful deep laughter, and the pure love of life will be with me forever,” Andrea Romano, the director who played Conroy, said in a statement.

He has also played a superhero in the DC follow-up shows Batman Beyond, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited, as well as several animated films, including the incredible Mask of the Phantasm and video games such as unfairness And this year MultiVersus (His last performance in the role). He filmed a live version of the character in Arrowverse’s 2019 Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover event.

Earlier this year, Conroy wrote a deeply personal story for DC Pride 2022’s comedy anthology about how the struggles he faced as an actor after coming out as gay helped him find his voice as Bruce Wayne, whose crusade against crime was driven by the pain of witnessing the murder of his parents. The publisher of the DC comic Batman has praised Conroe Make this touching tale free to read on the DC Universe Infinite comic strip subscription service, she said Friday.

He wrote in the story, “He seemed to roar from thirty years of frustration, confusion, denial, love and nostalgia… yearning for what? An anchor, a port, a sense of security, a sense of identity.” Find Batman. “Yes, I can talk. This is the terrain I know so well. I felt Batman rise from the depths.”

Fellow actor Mark Hamill, who played the Joker in the ’90s animated series and Arkham Games, said in a tweet: He loved Conroy, “I love a brother.” He also released a statement praising him as a “brilliant actor.”

“For generations, Batman has been the ultimate,” he said in a statement. “It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got exactly the right guy for exactly the right part, and the world was better for him.” “His rhythms, peculiarities, undertones, and delivery – all of which also helped define my performance. He was the perfect partner – it was an integrated and imaginative experience. I wouldn’t have done it without him. He will always be Batman.”

Conroy was also a regular member of the convention circuit, Warmly greet the fans. Diane Pershing, who played Poison Ivy in the animated series, noted in a Facebook post that he “will be sorely missed not only by the series’ cast but also by its fan following around the world.”

Paul Dini, one of the producers of the animated series, paid tribute to the late actor with Official Tweet Picture For Batman overlooking the skyline of Gotham City.

“Kevin shone the spotlight with him everywhere,” Denny said in a statement. “Whether in the registration booth giving his all, or Feeding First Responders During 9/11Or making sure every fan you’ve been waiting for had a moment with Batman. A hero in every sense of the word. Irreplaceable. everlasting.”

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