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The “Definitive” Voice of the Animated Batman Series Dies

Rest in peace Kevin Conroy

In some tragic news, "Batman" voice actor Kevin Conroy has died at the age of 66. Conroy was the voice of the Dark Knight for over 30 years before his death on Thursday, November 10. And he'll always be remembered for his prolific work through the many iterations of the series. 

News spread across Twitter quickly, including a tweet from @AaronCouch, which read "Kevin Conroy, for many the definitive Batman, has died." How deeply sad.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Conroy voiced the role of Batman through the animated series from 1992 to 1996. He then went on to voice the character through 60 different projects in the Batman universe, including 15 movies, 400 episodes of TV, and numerous video games. Conroy was also a staple at many comic conventions and fan events. Deadline reports that a cause of death has yet to be officially declared, but it is rumored that Conroy might have lost a battle with cancer. 

So many people spoke out after news of his passing traveled across the internet. "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," wrote @KaelanRamos. "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," @ericitaIiano added. "Kevin Conroy is gone. His deep and distinctive voice was the definitive sound of Batman for several generations of fans. I’m absolutely stunned and devastated. RIP," @zakiscorner remarked. 

Even the DC Twitter account noted the tragic death, writing "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." they added.