It was announced on Friday November 11th that Kevin Conroy had passed away at the age of 66. He was best known for his iconic beloved work as the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series.
Conroy has set unbroken records as the voice of Batman. He brought the character to life in nearly 60 projects. This included 15 films, 15 animated series consisting of almost 400 episodes, more than 100 hours of television and 12 video games. He even got to play the character in live-action at Arrowverse’s 2019-2020 crossover event “Crisis on Infinite Earths”.
Many considered Conroy to be their definitive Batman, having grown up on the animated series. The amazing and profound storytelling of this series is one that endures and continues to this day. Throughout the day, many shared their brief statements reacting to the loss of a pop culture legend.
“So sad to hear from Kevin Conroy. He’s been THE voice of Batman for generations, including our INJUSTICE games.” – Ed Bon
“Heartbroken by the passing of my friend of decades from our early careers – both amazed at our close affinity with superheroes – the late great Kevin Conroy. Much love to Kevin’s family and friends. You are honored Kevin and already missed.” – John Wesley Shipp
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“Bruce envisioned him, Andrea found him and after Kevin found him, he pushed the door open for us all to introduce you to the amazing characters of DCAU. Kevin, my friend, my colleague, my hero. We will all miss you terribly. You are a unique soul. Many Thanks. rest now” – Clancy Brown actor
“Oh man is that true? Kevin Conroy has played so many epic versions of Batman – he really defined the role. I love you Kevin” – Seth Green
“Such devastating news. Kevin Conroy, one of my favorite New Yorkers, an incredible actor and an all round amazing person. He was everyone’s favorite Batman. He was definitely mine. His heart shines through this song… He lives on in our hearts forever.” – Veronica Taylor
“Kevin was perfect. He was one of my favorite people on this planet and I loved him like a brother. He genuinely cared about those around him – his decency shone through everything he did. Every time I saw him or spoke to him, my spirits lifted.” -Mark Hamill
“I don’t have the worlds. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He IS Batman. RIPLEGEND” – Tara Stark
Latino Review Media had the privilege of interviewing Conroy on various projects we have covered. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of sorrow. He will be missed.