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Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Actor Kevin Conroy, known for voicing Batman in various animated TV shows, feature films and video games, has reportedly died aged 66.

Conroy first played Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego in Batman: The Animated Series which aired from 1992-5. His performance, and the series, proved so popular with fans that he returned many times in various animated TV shows and movies over the years, as well as video games including Arkham Knight and Arkham City. He most recently appeared in his classic part for a 2019 episode of Batwoman.

While the news has yet to be confirmed by Conroy’s estate, earlier today Diane Pershing, who played DC villain Poison Ivy alongside Conroy in Batman: The Animated Series among other titles, announced the death on her personal Facebook page.
https://www.nme.com/news/tv/kevin-co...r-dead-3347746

He looked pretty skinny and frail in the last few pics I saw of him.
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Kevin Conroy has passed (1955-2022)

This one absolutely sucks. The iconic voice of Batman in my opinion. RIP.

Batman actor Kevin Conroy has reportedly died aged 66

Alex Flood11th November 2022Batman actor Kevin Conroy. CREDIT: GettyActor Kevin Conroy, known for voicing Batman in various animated TV shows, feature films and video games, has reportedly died aged 66.

Conroy first played Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter-ego in Batman: The Animated Series which aired from 1992-5. His performance, and the series, proved so popular with fans that he returned many times in various animated TV shows and movies over the years, as well as video games including Arkham Knight and Arkham City. He most recently appeared in his classic part for a 2019 episode of Batwoman.

While the news has yet to be confirmed by Conroy’s estate, earlier today Diane Pershing, who played DC villain Poison Ivy alongside Conroy in Batman: The Animated Series among other titles, announced the death on her personal Facebook page.

=AZV7QjLqf5vrTDARU7jGP7AqTxZJ7lblXu7lRSVClkIR_DXnfUZxsC8B3A-YNYcOw1qdnLsZCxAQB2vumMUDOawgxqbAvyVvNeTA1woAGBPEdbXWyIPSeUWTezVBtSsp5aNKxfyhsa_RcKuqP9ZJeTi0aOcRBAn t-InHquVDow60qA&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R]She wrote: “Very sad news: our beloved voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, died yesterday. He’s been ill for a while but he really put in a lot of time at the cons, to the joy of all of his fans. He will be sorely missed not just by the cast of the series but by his legion of fans all over the world… RIP, friend.”

This is a breaking story, more to follow.

https://www.nme.com/news/tv/kevin-co...r-dead-3347746
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Now I'm looking up other voice actor ages because I thought Conroy was younger than that. Frank Welker is 76 and Peter Cullen is 81, and hopefully nothing but healthy.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Yeah, the quote on the page state's he's been ill for some time. I enjoyed his work.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Was he sick? This is pretty unexpected.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Damn that sucks. I met him in December 2021 at LA Comic Con and he signed my Batman the animated series BD set. I will always cherish that. I noticed that's he's been skinny and frail for years. Just assumed it was his frame.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Holy shit. This sucks.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

I recall hearing that he was sick, so not unexpected but still very sad to hear.

Many other actors have played Batman, but for me, he was Batman. TAS was on when I was in college in the 90s and we always watched after classes in the afternoon and I still find myself watching this series over almost any other Bat-show or movie.

And of course Mask of the Phantasm is the absolute best Batman movie ever made.

He made an incredible mark on this character, and will be remembered for years to come.

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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Gutted.
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I just talked to him at a convention in Florida a few months back. He was a nice guy; always took the time in his line to talk to fans and sign autographs with quotes any way you wanted.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

That sucks. He did outstanding voice work on those shows and movies.
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Awwwe woooow.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

Yeah... this hits pretty hard. I always saw him at the cons, but I just didn't have the courage to go talk to him.
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Kevin Conroy will always be the quintessential Batman/Bruce Wayne and by all accounts seemed to be a wonderful human being as well. May he rest in peace.
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Terrible news!
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Certainly a testament to his talent that so many people became such fans of his through a voice performance. to you, sir. And
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Damn, this one is a gut punch. The definitive voice of Batman.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

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Damn, this one is a gut punch. The definitive voice of Batman.
No question that he was THE voice of Batman/Bruce Wayne. A great voice actor.

Gone way too soon.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

this really sux. i thought he was thee best Batman voice for the animated stuff he did. and i hated when he wasn't the voice. just didn't sound the same or right, like Conroy made it. RIP.
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His agent said he died after a short battle with cancer.

Fuck cancer.
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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

From December 5, 2021. I posted this in the Comic conventions thread.

Got Conroy to sign my now out of print Batman the animated series blu-Ray set. Very nice and super gracious with the fans. I recall his booth was super popular. Never would have guessed almost a year later he would be gone. This memorabilia will forever be a cherished possession for me.

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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

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From December 5, 2021. I posted this in the Comic conventions thread.

Got Conroy to sign my now out of print Batman the animated series blu-Ray set. Very nice and super gracious with the fans. I recall his booth was super popular. Never would have guessed almost a year later he would be gone. This memorabilia will forever be a cherished possession for me.

Very cool. I almost was going to get something signed from him (one of the online services since there aren’t really cons near me). Guess that won’t happen now. . Of course that’s not all that matters but would have been something cool to have.
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I actually got a CNN alert on his passing. That’s remarkable for a voice actor to get a CNN alert.


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Re: Kevin Conroy - The Voice of Batman - dead at 66 (2022)

he had the look of someone with pancreatic cancer. purely speculative of course.

it was nice he was able to play a version of Batman in person before he passed.

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