Kevin Conroy, voice of Batman, dies at 66

Kevin Conroy, an actor who voiced several iterations of Batman across film, TV and games, has died at the age of 66.

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According to Variety, the actor passed away after “a short battle with cancer.” It’s not publicly known which cancer or when Conroy was diagnosed. 

Although Conroy voiced Batman on several occasions, he’s perhaps best known for voicing the caped crusader in Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series originally aired from 1992 to 1995. Conroy’s voice performance was loved by fans and acclaimed by critics and many Batman fans grew up with Conroy’s voice as the one, true Batman. 

Mark Hamill, who voiced Joker in the series, released an emotional statement after the news broke. 

“Kevin was perfection,” Hamill said. “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.”

“Kevin was far more than an actor whom I had the pleasure of casting and directing – he was a dear friend for 30+ years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries,” said casting and dialogue director Andrea Romano via The Hollywood Reporter. “Kevin’s warm heart, delightfully deep laugh and pure love of life will be with me forever.”

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