Kevin Conroy, the American actor who lent his voice to Batman in the Warner Bros. TV show Batman: The Animated Series, has died at the age of 66. Series producer Warner Bros. announced the heartbreaking news on Friday. Conroy died Thursday.
On the official Instagram handle of WarnerBros. The animation company shared a post condoling his death. In the caption, they wrote, “Warner Bros. Animation is saddened by the loss of our dear friend Kevin Conroy. His iconic portrayal of Batman will forever stand among the greatest depictions of the Dark Knight in any medium. We send our heartfelt thoughts to his loved ones and join fans around the world in honoring his legacy.
For those unfamiliar, Fox Kids aired Batman: The Animated Series for 85 episodes between 1992 and 1995. Many comic book fans and critics admired Conroy’s strong, gravelly Batman voice, with many hailing the actor as the ideal caped crusader. Additionally, the series features Mark Hamill’s iconic role of the Joker.
According to Variety’s report, Hamill said, “Kevin was perfect. He was one of my favorite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother. He really cared about the people around him — his decency shone through in everything he did. Every time I saw him or was with him Every time I speak, my spirits soar,” it said in a statement.
Born in Westbury, New York in November 1955, Conroy studied acting at The Juilliard School under John Houseman, including Christopher Reeve, Frances Conroy and Robin Williams. His spouse was Van C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy and brother Tom Conroy.