20 November 2020 18:41
Some of Morrow's most iconic roles: Trowa Barton, Cyclops, and Miroku. Kirby Morrow, Stargate Atlantis' Captain Kleinman and the voice behind some of the most iconic English anime dubs, has passed away at 47. Morrow appeared as Kleinman—the USAF Captain acting as the weapons officer aboard the Daedalus—in Atlantis and reprised the role once more in Stargate Universe. As well as bringing mutant Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) to life in X-Men Evolution, Morrow had a profound impact in anime dubs. That includes his role as the taciturn Trowa Barton, pilot of the Gundam Heavyarms in Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, the second voice of Goku in Ocean Production's dub of Dragon Ball Z, and Miroku in Inuyasha.
H e recently reprised the Miroku role in the Funimation dub of Inuyasha's follow-up series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon. Outside of anime and more recently, Morrow lent his voice to multiple Lego animated projects, including the Jurassic World series Legend of Isla Nublar, and the Ninjago TV series. No cause of death was given, according to a report from Stargate fansite Gateworld.net, citing a social media post by Morrow's family. Our thoughts go out to Morrow's family and friends in this sad time. VOICE actor Kirby Morrow, known for his roles in X-Mex Evolution and Dragon Ball Z, has died aged 47.
Kelly Sheridan, who featured as Sango in Inuyasha, wrote on twitter: "Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear @Kirby_Morrow. Producer and Ninjago co-creator Tommy Andreasen wrote: "I am unbelievably saddened to have just received the news that my friend Kirby Morrow has passed away. Voice actor Kellen Goff said he would remember Morrow as the voice of Hot Shot in the Transformers: Cybertron series, his "childhood hero". VIZ Media, a US publisher of anime and manga, said on twitter: "We're incredibly sad to hear the news of voice actor Kirby Morrow's passing. 5 Morrow as Captain Dave Kleinman in Stargate Atlantis Actor and voice actor Kirby Morrow has died.
Morrow, best known for his role in Dragon Ball Z and Stargate Atlantis, as well as roles in numerous Hallmark Channel titles, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18. Morrow's death was first confirmed by his brother, Casey, in a Facebook post on Thursday, according to GateWorld.net. Announcing his passing, Casey said that Morrow "was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many but also thrived off all your love and friendship." He added that his brother "lived for it and it fueled him every day." His death had later been confirmed by The Voice Artist's Spotlight's Twitter account. The news is coming in and I'm rather sadden to report Canadian voice actor @KirbyMorrow has passed away at the age of 47. Comicbook.com reports that Morrow was born in Jasper, Alberta in 1973 and studied acting at the Mount Royal University in Calgary. The actor landed his first major voice role in the late '90s, voicing Michaelangelo in the live-action series of Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation. That role was followed by numerous other voice acting roles, including voicing Cyclops in the animated productions of X-Men: Evolution, Goku in the Canadian import of Dragon Ball Z, Cole in the LEGO Ninjago series, Miroku in the English dub of Inuyasha and its various spinoffs, and Trowa in the dubbed version of anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, among numerous others. Morrow had also made a name for himself with roles on television, his best-known TV role being that of Captain Dave Kleinman in Stargate: Atlantis. News of Morrow's passing shocked his fans and the world of anime. In the hours after Morrow's death was confirmed, numerous people took to social media to pay their respects, with one fan remembering Morrow as "a huge part of my childhood, as Miroku, and as the voice of the Nutcracker. Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear @Kirby_Morrow. ComicBook.com reports that it remains unclear how Morrow's passing will affect Yashahime: Princess Half Demon moving forward. The actor had been set to return to voice Miroku in the sequel series. Kirby Morrow has died at the age of 47. The Canadian actor was known for his roles in X-Men: Evolution, Inuyasha as well as Dragon Ball Z. According to reports, Kirby passed away on Wednesday, November 18. Kirby's brother Casey confirmed the news of his death yesterday, November 19, via Facebook. He wrote on the social media platform, 'Kirby was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many but also thrived off all your love and friendship. It was announced earlier this month that Kirby was to reprise his role of Miroku for Funimation's imported version of the InuYasha sequel series Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, reported the Mail Online, but sadly it wasn't meant to be. The late 47-year-old was born in Jasper, Alberta, and went on to study theatre at Mount Royal University in Calgary. He then kickstarted his career in the late 90s and went on to voice the character of Cyclops in X-Men: Evolution from 2000 to 2003. American manga publisher VIZ Media wrote, 'We're incredibly sad to hear the news of voice actor Kirby Morrow's passing. Another fan tweeted, 'RIP to Kirby Morrow, a very talented VA who voiced many roles from past and present, including Ocean Dub Goku 47 is way too young, and he will be missed. The familiy of Kirby Morrow announced the Canadian actor passed away at the age of 47. He was known for both his live action and voice acting performances, most notably for his roles in anime series like Inuyasha and Gundam Wing. The Mount Royal University alumni got started in the industry as a voice actor. His other notable anime roles include Van Fanel in Escaflowne, Miroku in Inuyasha, Yuki Aiba in Infinite Ryvius, Michelangelo in various Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, Cyclops in X-Men Evolution, and Cole in Lego Ninjago. Earlier in November 2020, the official cast announcement confirmed that he would reprise his role as Miroku, as would Richard Ian Cox as Inuyasha, Jill Michaels as Sango, Jillian Michaels as Shippo, and David Kaye as Sesshomaru.