Kirby Morrow, an actor, voiceover artist, and producer, has tragically died at the age of forty-seven and the news has left his fans devastated…
The Canadian voiceover actor was known for his roles in animated series including some of his most renowned work as Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men: Evolution.
Born in Alberta, Canada, in 1973 and his career in the arts and entertainment business started pretty early on after studying theatre at Mount Royal University.
But it wasn’t until 2000 where he secured his first consistent role as the character of Cyclops in X-Men: Evolution. This stint lasted him 3 years before he moved on to Japanese animes.
Morrow voiced the character Miroku in the English dub of Inuyasha.
And he also came back for the follow-up Inuyasha: The Final Act. He was also part of various other Inuyasha films in which he was cast to continue to voice Miroku.
He also voiced the character of Teru Mikami in Death Note, as well as the protagonist Goku in The Ocean Group’s dub of Dragon Ball Z, after taking over the voice from episode 160.
Not to worry, because Morrow also played some key voices in other animated series such as the TV series Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, taking on the role of Michelangelo.
He went on to make a few one-off appearances in such shows as Arrow, The Flash, and Supernatural, which helped him become one of the most renowned artists in the industry.
With an army of fans behind him and a whole list of credits, he was one of the most sought-after voiceover artists, being booked for Comicons and multiple fanmeets so that he could give back to his supporters.
And tributes from friends, fans, and the companies he’s worked with poured in to honor the late actor.
“Kirby was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many but also thrived off all your love and friendship,” Casey Morrow wrote. “He lived for it and it fueled him every day.”
RIP Kirby Morrow, you will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and the other lives he touched with his work.
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