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Kirby Morrow, ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Ninjago’ voice actor, dead at 47

Kirby Morrow, ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Ninjago’ voice actor, dead at 47
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Kirby Morrow, ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Ninjago’ voice actor, dead at 47

Kirby Morrow, ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Ninjago’ voice actor, useless at 47

Voice actor Kirby Morrow, recognized for his roles in “X-Mex Evolution” and “Dragon Ball Z,” has died at age 47.

The Canadian died on Wednesday, though his reason for dying has not been introduced.

Saying the dying on Fb, his brother Casey wrote: “Kirby was a blessed and gifted particular person who introduced pleasure to so many but additionally thrived off all of your love and friendship.

“He lived for it and it fueled him day by day.”

Morrow, a local of Alberta, studied theater at Mount Royal College in Calgary earlier than launching his profession.

He was often known as the voices of Cyclops within the “X-Man Evolution” movies and Goku within the Ocean Group dubs of “Dragon Ball Z.”

He additionally voiced Teru Mikami in manga sequence “Dying Notice” and Cole in “Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.”

Solely this month it was introduced that he can be reprising his position as Miroku within the widespread “Inuyasha” manga sequence.

Along with his work as a voice actor, he was recognized for his on-screen portrayal of Captain Dave Kleinman in “Stargate Atlantis.”

Kirby Morrow, Joe Flanigan and Mitch Pileggi in a scene from "Stargate: Atlantis."
Kirby Morrow, Joe Flanigan and Mitch Pileggi in a scene from “Stargate: Atlantis.”MGM Tv / Everett Assortment

‘Wonderful expertise’

The dying has sparked an outpouring of tributes on social media from pals and co-stars.

Kelly Sheridan, who featured as Sango in “Inuyasha,” wrote on Twitter: “Shocked and deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of expensive @Kirby_Morrow.

“It appears at each essential stage in my profession, he was there on the mic proper subsequent to mine. My good luck allure.

“He’ll be so very missed on my own & our whole group.”

Producer and “Ninjago” co-creator Tommy Andreasen wrote: “I’m unbelievably saddened to have simply acquired the information that my pal Kirby Morrow has handed away.

“When he first auditioned for the position of Cole on Ninjago, he was our first and solely choose to painting the rock of the Ninjago Staff.”

Voice actor Kellen Goff said he would remember Morrow because the voice of Scorching Shot within the “Transformers: Cybertron sequence,” his “childhood hero.”

“It was an honor to share the stage with you,” he mentioned.

“You gave voice to our childhoods and we’ll by no means, ever overlook you.”

VIZ Media, a US writer of anime and manga, said on Twitter: “We’re extremely unhappy to listen to the information of voice actor Kirby Morrow’s passing.

“He was an incredible expertise and we had been honored to have labored with him on Inuyasha and Yashahime.”


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