Kevin Conroy, the defining voice of Batman, dies at 66

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

Kevin Conroy, the prolific voice actor whose grim delivery on "Batman: The Animated Series" was the Caped Crusader's definitive sound for many Batman fans, has died at the age of 66.

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Series creators Warner Bros. announced Friday that Conroy passed away on Thursday after a battle with cancer.

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Conroy was the voice of Batman in the acclaimed animated series that ran from 1992–1996, often starring alongside Mark Hamill's Joker.

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Conroy continued as the almost exclusive animated voice of Batman, appearing in some 15 films, 400 episodes of television and two dozen video games, including the "Batman: Arkham" and "Injustice" franchises.

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In Batman's eight-decade history, no one has played the role of the Dark Knight more.

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"For generations, he has been the definitive Batman," Hamill said in a statement. "It was one of those ideal scenarios where they got the exact right guy for the right part, and the world was better for it."

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Conroy's popularity among fans made him a popular personality on the convention circuit.

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In the often turbulent world of DC Comics, Conroy was a mainstay and widely beloved.

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In a statement, Warner Bros. Animation said that Conroy's performance "will forever be one of the greatest portrayals of the Dark Knight in any medium."

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Animation stated that Conroy's performance "will forever stand among the greatest depictions of the Dark Knight in any medium."

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