For many, the one and only Batman: Kevin Conroy has passed away

Actor Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman in numerous series, films and video games, has passed away.

Batman is one of the biggest Western pop culture icons and has been impersonated by all sorts of stars over the decades, including Michael Keaton (“Batman”), George Clooney (“Batman & Robin”), Christian Bale (“Batman Begins”), Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Robert Pattinson (The Batman). But for many fans, Kevin Conroy the one and only Batman. The actor had the Dark Knight in the Batman Animated Series spoken. Now he is passed away at the age of 66.

As deadline reported, the cause of death is not confirmed, but the actor is said to be suffering from cancer. The death notice was published by Warner Bros., among others, who made a statement about the death of the Batman actor:

“Warner Bros. Animation is deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Kevin Conroy. His iconic portrayal of Batman will forever remain among the greatest depictions of the Dark Knight in any medium. We send our warmest thoughts to his loved ones and join the global fans in honoring his legacy.”

With his deep and distinctive voice, Kevin Conroy not only brought Batman to life in the 85 episodes of the animated series, but also voiced him in films, other DC animated series and numerous video games, such as the popular Batman: Arkham series. He has also worked on the Scooby-Doo and Masters of the Universe franchises.

Unfortunately, these stars have already left us this year:

Stars mourn Kevin Conroy’s death

Numerous stars and filmmakers have expressed their condolences via social media. Among other things, “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, who voiced the Joker in the “Batman” animated series:

“Even though we’re all sad, I know he wouldn’t want that. I find great comfort in all the memories I have of him. The thrill of our first shoot, discovering that our characters have a unique connection, how we complemented each other and instantly felt connected.”

“I have no words. Not today. My heart is broken. There will never be another. He’s Batman.”

“Wow. I am very sad to experience this. What an absolute legend. Rest in peace.”

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