Arguably The Greatest Batman Actor Of All-Time Has Passed Away

Kevin Conroy, Arguably The Best Batman Actor Of All-Time, Has Died

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Kevin Conroy, the legendary voice actor who portrayed Batman in the iconic 90s show Batman: The Animated Series, has passed away at the age of 66 years old after a short battle with cancer, according to an official statement from Warner Bros Discovery.

In addition to Batman: The Animated Series, Conroy also voiced the Dark Knight in the Batman: Arkham games, the Injustice games, and a litany of other animated DC projects such as Batman: The Killing Joke.

In an official statement, Mark Hamill — who voiced the Joker alongside Conroy’s Caped Crusader in Batman: The Animated Series — called the late actor “perfection.”

“Kevin was perfection. He was one of my favorite 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.”

Batman fans tribute to the late Kevin Conroy, who voiced the Dark Knight in many iconic Batman stories such as The Animated Series and the Arkham games

Following his passing, fans of Conroy — who many consider to be one of, if not the, greatest Batman actor of all time — took to Twitter to pay their respects. In fact, many of the tributes to Conroy seem to have the same thing in common: to a certain generation, he *was* Batman.

On a personal note, Conroy’s passing is devastating as his iteration of Batman is quite literally the first character I ever loved and set me on the life path I’m currently on. When discussing the all-time pantheon of Batman actors, his name will forever deserve to be mentioned near the top. Rest In Peace.

Our thoughts are with Mr. Conroy’s friends, family, fans, and various loved ones during this difficult time.

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