Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice actor who breathed life into Bruce Wayne a.k.a Batman in the famous animated series has passed away at 66. The heartwrenching news came from the BTAS cast members like Tara Strong (voices Batgirl etc) and was later confirmed by Warner Bros. Discovery’s official statement honoring his legacy.
From stars like Mark Hamill to the BTAS producer Paul Dini and even DCU’s chief James Gunn, high-profile artists from showbiz have shared their tribute to Kevin Conroy. The veteran voice actor personified the Dark Knight for over three decades ranging from animation, TV and gaming. Conroy died after battling cancer and was married to his husband Vaughn C. Williams.
While Kevin Conroy was mostly known for voicing the bat, he also lent his voice to several other well-known properties, like Mer-Man’s voice for Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Conroy also made a live-action appearance in The CW’s Crisis on Infinite Earths arc through Batwoman. The scene even offered Kevin Conroy an opportunity to make a Batman v Superman reference as well.
Kevin’s portrayal of the caped crusader struck a chord among DC fans in The Batman Adventures, Justice League animated show and Batman Beyond, all three series were acclaimed by the fandom. In honor of his passing, the Empire State Building also shined the bat signal. Meanwhile, on social media, Cartoon Network, DC Comics and several other platforms praised his contribution to the world. Wonder Woman actor Lynda Carter, Rahul Kohli and several others also responded to his sad demise. Readers can check it out below.
RIP, Kevin Conroy. You will be missed
📷: nycnikon/IG pic.twitter.com/II4Dk3qkxk
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) November 11, 2022
In the documentary I Know That Voice, Kevin Conroy tells this unforgettable story about working at a food relief station in Manhattan in the days after 9/11. It’s one of my favorite stories he told about the power of his talents. Rest In Peace Mr. Conroy pic.twitter.com/CVb6vLQlEb
— Henry Gilbert (@hEnereyG) November 11, 2022
Press Release from Warner Bros. Discovery on the passing of Kevin Conroy.. pic.twitter.com/uow3yDPrMq
— Batman: TAS (@TheAnimatedBat) November 11, 2022
— Mark Hamill (@MarkHamill) November 11, 2022
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 11, 2022
rest in peace kevin conroy. forever the definitive voice of batman.💔 pic.twitter.com/mBjkqMDWhg
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) November 11, 2022
DC is deeply saddened at the passing of Kevin Conroy, a legendary actor and the voice of Batman for multiple generations. He will be forever missed by his friends, family, and fans. https://t.co/GgdfYvoKVL pic.twitter.com/pSy8h29h6r
— DC (@DCComics) November 11, 2022
In my mind, only two men have ever defined what it means to be Batman. To know they're both gone now is heartbreaking to say the least. RIP Kevin Conroy & Adam West. pic.twitter.com/fhiI5ml3eP
— Kaelan Ramos (@KaelanRamos) November 11, 2022
This scene.. Kevin Conroy IS Batman and he'll be deeply missed pic.twitter.com/NOUj8ShSEg
— Matt Murdock (Sinner/Saint/Public Defender) (@ZeroYear97) November 11, 2022
So sad to hear about Kevin Conroy. He was THE voice of Batman for generations, including our INJUSTICE games.
So iconic. What a loss. RIP 🙁 pic.twitter.com/JpgRwIGDAh
— Ed Boon (@noobde) November 11, 2022
Kevin Conroy passing away is devastating. His iteration of Batman is the first character I ever loved and set me on the life path I’m currently on.
When discussing the all time pantheon Batman actors, his name will forever deserve to be mentioned near the top.
Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/cvwAzrpdb6
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) November 11, 2022
Warner Bros. Games is devastated by the passing of Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman in many of our game franchises, including Batman Arkham, Injustice, LEGO DC games, MultiVersus and many more.
— Warner Bros. Games (@wbgames) November 11, 2022
Rest in power Kevin Conroy, thank you for absolutely everything you have done for us 😔🦇🖤 pic.twitter.com/GqzWLsEN6V
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 11, 2022
Heartbroken at the passing of my decades-long friend from the early days of our careers—both amazed at finding ourselves closely identified with superheroes – the late great Kevin Conroy. Much love to Kevin’s family and friends. You are honored, Kevin, and missed already. 🙏🏼♥️🖤 pic.twitter.com/d8v4FjsOZC
— John Wesley Shipp (@JohnWesleyShipp) November 11, 2022
— Paul_Dini (@Paul_Dini) November 11, 2022
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Kevin Conroy. He was kind, talented, and brilliant. What a loss, way too young. A very sad day. May he Rest In Peace.
— John DiMaggio (@TheJohnDiMaggio) November 11, 2022
Whether in voice or in person, putting on the suit is a great responsibility. Kevin Conroy inspired and delighted Batman fans… I am sorry to hear that he is gone. https://t.co/LpVp7JNK6w
— Lynda Carter (@RealLyndaCarter) November 12, 2022
Rest in peace, Kevin Conroy. You were and will always be *the* voice 🖤 pic.twitter.com/P2khzJrx65
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) November 11, 2022
Many fans were heartbroken over the shocking revelation that Kevin Conroy was diagnosed with cancer. Moreover, the actor still continued to send video messages to fans through Cameo and was active on Twitter on Halloween.
Happy Halloween! The Bats are out at Wayne Manor pic.twitter.com/bjsPFm3AWK
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) October 31, 2022
Conroy’s last voiceover was as Thomas Wayne for the Batman: Caped Crusader series, which is still in the works. While it’s unclear when the project might come to light, his voice from past works will surely immortalize him in the DC Universe.
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