Actor Kevin Conroy, who will be remembered for lending his voice to the legendary Batman, died at the age of 66 after suffering from an unknown illness for some time. Conroy gained millions of admirers around the world in the 1990s, when he lent his distinctive voice to many animated characters, the most famous being Batman.
Also, he was the dark knight in the popular video game franchise: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight.
Mark Hamill paid tribute to his late friend.
"Kevin was perfection," Mark Hamill, who voiced The Joker opposite Conroy’s Batman, said in a statement provided by Warner Bros.
"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.
"For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman," Hamill continued. "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." "Kevin brought a light with him everywhere, whether in the recording booth giving it his all, or feeding first responders during 9/11, or making sure every fan who ever waited for him had a moment with their Batman," Batman: The Animated Series producer Paul Dini said.
"A hero in every sense of the word. Irreplaceable. Eternal." "Kevin was far more than an actor whom I had the pleasure of casting and directing—he was a dear friend for 30+ years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no boundaries," casting and dialogue director Andrea Romano, who worked with Conroy on multiple Batman projects.
"Kevin’s warm heart, delightfully deep laugh and pure love of life will be with me forever."