Voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, dies at 66

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Kevin Conroy. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)

Voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, dies at 66

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Actor Kevin Conroy, known for voicing Batman in cartoons and video games, died at age 66.

“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,” the company tweeted Friday. It owns all the intellectual property of the superhero and his legendary Batmobile.

“DC is deeply saddened at the passing of Kevin Conroy, a legendary actor and the voice of Batman for multiple generations,” the comic company tweeted. “He will be forever missed by his friends, family, and fans.”

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“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,” actor John Wesley Shipp, known for playing the Flash, tweeted. “Much love to Kevin’s family and friends. You are honored, Kevin, and missed already.”

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“Kevin was a brilliant actor,” Mark Hamill, who played Conroy’s opposite, the Joker, said in a statement. “For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman. It was one of those perfect scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the exact right part, and the world was better for it. His rhythms and subtleties, tones and delivery — that all also helped inform my performance. He was the ideal partner — it was such a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.”

Conroy’s voice would portray the superhero in 15 films, 15 animated series, which included nearly 400 episodes and more than 100 hours of television, and two dozen video games. He won one Behind the Voice Actors Video Game Voice Acting award for best ensemble and on for DVD Voice Acting.

At the age of 17, Conroy earned a full-ride scholarship to Julliard, where he graduated in acting. He was first cast as Batman in 1992.

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Conroy is survived by his husband Vaughn Williams, sister Trisha Conroy, and brother Tom Conroy.

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