Voice actor Kevin Conroy, best known for voicing Batman in cartoons, has died at the age of 66 after a brief battle with cancer.

Conroy has voiced the Dark Knight in 60 different productions over three decades, including 15 films such as Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm and 15 animated series, including Batman: The Animated Series, spanning nearly 400 episodes and more than 100 hours of television. as well as like video games.

Mark Hamill, 71, who played the Joker alongside Conroy in Batman: The Animated Series, said, “He was one of my favorite people on the planet and I loved him like a brother.

“He truly cares about the people around him – his decency shone through everything he did.

“Whenever I saw him or talked to him, my mood was elevated.”

Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series, added: “For several generations, he was the ultimate Batman.

“It was one of those perfect scenarios where they found the right person for the right part, and the world was better for it.

“His rhythms and subtleties, tones and delivery – which also helped inform my performance.

“He was the ideal partner: it was such a complementary and creative experience.

“I couldn’t have done it without him. He’ll always be my Batman.”

Conroy was born in 1955 in Westbury, New York, and studied acting at Julliard School alongside Christopher Reeve and his roommate Robin Williams.

Conroy was also described as a live Bruce Wayne when DC Comics shows Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow, and DC’s Batwoman had several crossover episodes.

Diane Pershing, who played Poison Ivy alongside Conroy, wrote on Facebook: “She really spent a lot of time at (Comic Con events), much to the delight of all her fans.

“He will be greatly missed not only by the cast of the series, but also by his legion of fans around the world.”

Emmy Award-winning casting and dialogue director Andrea Roman, whose work includes Batman: The Animated Series, said, “Kevin was so much more than an actor I had the pleasure of casting and directing – he was a dear. friend for 30+ years whose kindness and generous spirit knew no bounds.

“Kevin’s warm heart, deliciously deep laugh and pure love of life will be with me forever.”

Conroy leaves her husband Vaughn C Williams, sister Trisha Conroy and brother Tom Conroy.

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