Love Batman Actor Kevin Conroy has passed away at the age of 66, Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed on Friday.
Conroy has voiced Batman in 15 movies, plus hundreds of TV episodes and numerous video games, including Batman: Animated Series display and Batman: Arkham Game.
He died after “a brief battle with cancer,” Warner Bros. announced in a statement.
Casting director Andrea Romano said: “Kevin is not just an actor that I am honored to cast and direct—he is a close friend of more than 30 years, whose kindness and generosity know no bounds. gender. Statement from Warner Bros.. “Kevin’s warm heart, delightful deep laughter and pure love of life will be with me forever.”
Diane Pershing, a voice actress who starred opposite Conroy as the villain Poison Ivy, marked his departure on Facebook.
“Very sad news: our beloved Batman vocalist, Kevin Conroy, passed away yesterday,” Pershing wrote. “He was sick for a while but he really spent a lot of time fixing the error, to the joy of all the fans. He will be greatly missed not only by the film’s cast but also by his legion of fans around the world.”
Conroy attended the Julliard School, where he was a roommate of actor Robin Williams. He began his career with hit theatrical productions, including acclaimed roles in Shakespeare’s. Hamlet and Midsummer night’s dream.
He received his biggest name recognition when he received the Dark Knight cape in 1992, in Batman: Animated Series. He would continue to play the superhero for many years, during which time he has become a fan favorite and a frequent guest at conventions.
He also spoke emotionally about his experiences as a gay man navigating a less-accepted Hollywood. This year, he published the short story “Finding Batman” as part of a graphic novel anthology Pride DC 2022focus on LGBTQ stories in the superhero universe. In the autobiographical story, he describes finding kinship with his character Bruce Wayne, who struggles with his identity following the death of his parents.
“As Bruce, I feel disoriented and lost, without my identity because my parents have been brutally taken. I felt disoriented and lost as an actor whose identity was taken from him,” Conroy wrote. “Am I my public face or my private face? Did I compromise too much? “
Conroy is survived by her husband Vaughn C. Williams.