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Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in The Animated Series, dies of cancer

Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in The Animated Series, dies of cancer

Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in The Animated Series, dies of cancer

Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in The Animated Series, dies of cancer

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  • Kevin Conroy provided the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series.
  • He also voiced the superhero in several other DC Comics productions.
  • Conroy died on Nov. 10 at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer.
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The voice behind Batman, one of the most storied, has died.

After a brief battle with cancer, Kevin Conroy, who provided the voice of the caped crusader in Batman: The Animated Series, passed away on Nov. 10 at the age of 66, according to a statement from DC Comics. After assuming the role of Batman for the animated series in 1992, the talented actor went on to voice the superhero in several DC Comics productions, including Justice League, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, and Batman Beyond.

“He would establish never-to-be-broken records as the quintessential voice of Batman,” DC Comics said in a statement, “bringing the Super Hero to animated life in nearly 60 different productions.”

Meanwhile, Mark Hamill—who voiced the Joker alongside Conroy—described his co-star as “perfection” and “a brilliant actor.”

“For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman,” Hamill said in a statement of his own. “It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the exact right part, and the world was better for it.”

The Star Wars actor added that his own performance as Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime wouldn’t have been the same without Conroy. “His rhythms and subtleties, tones and delivery—that all also helped inform my performance,” Hamill said. “He was the ideal partner—it was such a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.”

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Calling Conroy “one of my favorite people on the planet,” Hamill said he “loved him like a brother.”

“He truly cared for the people around him—his decency shone through everything he did,” he continued. “Every time I saw him or spoke with him, my spirits were elevated.”

In a statement, Warner Bros. Animation called Conroy a “dear friend.”

“His iconic performance of Batman will forever stand among the greatest portrayals of the Dark Knight in any medium,” the company said. “We send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones and join fans around the world in honoring his legacy.”

Conroy appeared in television series like Dynasty, Tour of Duty, and Ohara in addition to Batman. He also appeared on Broadway for parts in Lolita and Eastern Standard.

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