With the tragic news that Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy has passed away from cancer, DC fans have been left heartbroken and sorry. But they’re not alone, as it’s something Marvel fans can particularly relate to, given the unfortunate demise of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman due to the same gnawing disease.
In what seems like a rare moment of unity, Marvel and DC fans are mourning the loss of these talented actors who portrayed their favorite superhero characters as they take to Twitter to express their grief at the respect to the death of Kevin Conroy while simultaneously paying tribute to the late actor, Chadwick Boseman, who was also cut from this world due to the same illness.
News of Kevin Conroy’s death has left DC fans miserable
The voice artist who portrayed DC’s Dark Knight character for nearly 20 years, died at age 66 on Thursday, November 10, 2022, after a short battle with cancer. And naturally, the DC fandom is beyond dismay.
Kevin Conroy first played the role of Batman in the WB animated series in the 1990s. Batman: The Animated Seriesand has portrayed the superhero character in countless other spin-off animated projects, movies, and even video games.
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Before his career became a much revered and renowned voice artist, Conroy had also worked on various theater and soap opera related projects and even starred in some of the most famous plays like those of Hamlet and Dream of a summer night in association with the Old Globe Theatre. And aside from his legendary contribution to the DC animated universe, he also appeared in a number of films, including the 1988 drama, killer instinct, and science fiction movie island town.
DC and Marvel Fans Unite After Tragedy
Fans of the comic book legend are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Conroy as they also express their turmoil and rage at how cancer makes people so utterly helpless until death. And it seems DC fans aren’t alone, as the MCU fandom shares that exact emotion of anger and sadness after witnessing the loss of one of the greatest Marvel actors of all time, Chadwick Boseman.
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The actor who plays the Black Panther character in the MCU films was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, with the disease slowly slipping its fangs into Boseman’s life completely before his passing in 2020. No Marvel fan really cared. recovered from the shock of his departure. of this world, and it looks like DC fans seem to be more or less sailing the same boat as the early ones.
I first watch a movie mourning the loss of Chadwick Boseman to cancer, then the next day I learn that Kevin Conroy, THE definitive voice of Batman has died of cancer? I’m at a loss for words pic.twitter.com/iKvXhabTbv
— Ricky Prickles🌀 (@photogen_nick) November 11, 2022
A celebrity death hasn’t really affected me since Chadwick Boseman. This one hurts. Kevin Conroy was one of the biggest voices of Batman and he even played live action Bruce Wayne on The CW DC Shows. Kevin Conroy has marked my life so much.
— Marvel and DC (@Marvel_DC_3000) November 11, 2022
With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released just a day ago, fans are already very emotional when they remember Boseman, their idol and favorite actor who couldn’t make it to the movie sequel. And now that Conroy has passed, people are feeling even more upset as they mourn the loss of two of the most heroic actors.
It’s just been a devastating week of emotions. First seeing BP:WK and having to re-open all the grief and agony of losing Chadwick Boseman and then Kevin Conroy dies today…I’m just exhausted 😞💔💔💔
— Just Call Me Alec (@RealRobGarrison) November 11, 2022
Between the passage of Kevin Conroy and the incredible tribute to Chadwick Boseman that was Wakanda Forever, this weekend is going to be difficult.
– Night Nemo Θf (@Nemo19089) November 11, 2022
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Like Chadwick Boseman, Kevin Conroy battled cancer and has always captivated audiences around the world. It’s ironic that he died after watching Wakanda Forever!! Rest in the light @chadwickboseman @RealKevinConroy LEGENDS!!!! 🙏🏾🐐🐐🙏🏾
— Chris ³³³ (@imsmoove_) November 11, 2022
It’s been over two years since Boseman was retired from this world, and yet the legacy he left with his work continues to hold a strong place in the hearts and minds of fans. And in the way that Conroy has left a vivid impact on his audience over the course of his career, his work will live on even though he is no longer between us.