After hearing of Kevin Conroy‘s passing, Mark Hamill, who played the Joker opposite Conroy’s Batman, sent a statement of condolence. Warner Bros. Discovery reports that Conroy, 66, died “after a short battle with cancer.” Conroy was most known for portraying the caped crusader since Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s.
Following the news of his passing, his peers and fans took to social media to pay respect by posting their own personal recollections of the actor as well as images and videos of the late celebrity. As the Joker to Conroy’s Batman, Hamill claimed he’ll “always be his Batman” in a moving remark.
Mark Hamill Honors “Definitive Batman” Mr. Kevin Conroy
Hamill remarked, “Kevin was perfection.” He was one of my favorite people on the planet, and I loved him like a brother. He truly cared for the people around him; his decency shone through everything he did.
Every time I saw him or spoke with him, my spirits were elevated.“ As an actor, Kevin was outstanding. He has become the go-to Batman for multiple young audiences.
Rest in peace Kevin Conroy. You are and always will be my favourite Batman pic.twitter.com/s5mEUpgRzX
— Arran (@arran_twt) November 11, 2022
It was one of those happy accidents where everybody wins because the perfect person was cast in the ideal role. His rhythms and subtleties, tones, and delivery – that all also helped inform my performance.
He was the ideal partner – it was such a complementary, creative experience. I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.” Conroy recalled seeing the opening credits with Mark while at the WB sound studio for ADR work, as reported by THR in 2017.
“We hear the opening theme with the strings and the lush colors. It was incredibly dramatic. And I looked at Mark and said, ‘Did you have a clue this is what we were doing?’ He said, ‘No, I’m blown away!’ We both felt we were a part of something really special.”
Mark Hamill, who played the Joker opposite Kevin Conroy’s Batman, expressed his condolences after learning of Conroy’s death.
Conroy, 66, reportedly passed away “after a short fight with cancer,” according to Warner Bros. Discovery. Because of his portrayal of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series in the ’90s, Conroy became a household name.
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