Kevin Conroy, renowned for his stint as Batman in both the excellent animated series and Rocksteady’s Arkham series, has passed away. The star was 66-years-old, and died following a short battle with cancer.
For many, Conroy is Batman, having voiced the character for all 85 episodes of the award-winning animated series’ stint, between 1992 and 1995. He continued to play the superhero right through to this very year, when he reprised the role for Warner Bros’ platform fighter, MultiVersus.
Warner Bros confirmed the actor’s death in a statement earlier today: “His iconic performance of Batman will forever stand among the greatest portrayals of the Dark Knight in any medium. We send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones and join fans around the world in honouring his legacy.”
Actors like Mark Hamill, who starred alongside Conroy as the Joker, have led tributes to the star: “Kevin was perfection. 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.”
Rocksteady co-founder Jamie Walked added on Twitter: “You were not only our Batman, but one of the kindest and most passionate people. We will miss you.”
Our thoughts go out to Conroy’s family.