Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice actor behind DC superhero Batman, died on Thursday, November 10 at age 66.
According to his representatives, Conroy died after a short battle with cancer.
Conroy is known as a multi-talented personality who had shown his talents in theater, movies, and TV shows.
One of his greatest achievements is being the voice of Batman for the longest time. Conroy’s first stint as the voice behind the DC superhero was from 1992 to 1996 in Batman: The Animated series.
Conroy is also distinguished as the first voice actor who used two distinct voices in portraying Bruce Wayne and Batman.
He continued voicing the nominal superhero for video games, DC Films, and series for 30 years, as animated films such as Batman: Gotham Knight, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five, Justice League: Doom, and Batman: The Killing Joke, as well as the Batman: Arkham Trilogy. The last of which is the Multiverses Video Game and the Justice League animated movie.
Actors celebrate Kevin Conroy’s legacy
One of the actors who played alongside Conroy, Mark Hamill known as Joker’s voice, was deeply saddened by the news but he reminisced about the un-par performance of Conroy.
Hamill stated, Conroy was a brilliant actor and it was a complementary and creative experience to be working with him. Hamill also praised Conroy as the pillar of his great performance as Joker.
“He will always be my Batman,” Hamill said.
Poison Ivy voice, Diane Pershing also posted on Facebook that Kevin Conroy had been sick for a while but he still continued to work for all of his fans.
Loren Lester thanked Conroy for “30 years of laughs” while Batgirl Tara Strong is still shocked by the sudden news.
Michael Rosenbaum, who is the voice behind Flash, also expresses his grief on Twitter at Conroy’s passing.
Other than Batman, Conroy also had voice stints for Netflix’s films as Horak in Masters of the Universe: Revelation as Mer-Man(2021) and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe this year.