Kirby Morrow, Dragon Ball Z’s Goku Voice Actor, Dies At 47 – Kirby Morrow is the Canadian actor and voiceover actor who died on November 18 at the age of 47.
Kirby Morrow, Dragon Ball Z’s Goku Voice Actor, Dies At 47:
Kirby Morrow, the prolific voice actor whose credits include English-language dubs of “Inuyasha” and “Dragon Ball Z” as well as the LEGO “Ninjago” series, has died at the age of 47.
Morrow’s brother Casey announced the news in a Facebook post on Thursday, writing, “Kirby was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many but also thrived off all your love and friendship. He lived for it and it fueled him every day.”
Morrow’s friend Jerry Cates also confirmed Morrow’s death in a Facebook post. Cates wrote in part, “You will be missed my friend.”
Morrow’s lengthy list of credits includes the role of Cyclops in “X-Men: Evolution,” Goku in the Canadian import of “Dragon Ball Z,” Cole in the “Ninjago” franchise, Miroku in the English dub of “Inuyasha” and its various spinoffs, as well as Trowa in the dubbed version of the cult favorite anime series “Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.”
‘Dragonball Z’ & ‘Stargate’ Actor Kirby Morrow Dead:
He most recently reprised his role as Miroku for Funimation’s imported version of the “Inuyasha” sequel series “Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon” and co-starred in the “LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar” series which aired in the U.S. on Nickelodeon.
On screen, Morrow was best known for his role in “Stargate: Atlantis.” He appeared in eight episodes of the series as Captain Dave Kleinman, before later making a reappearance on “Stargate Universe.”
Morrow described himself as being “self-employed” and a graduate of Jasper Senior High School on his Facebook profile. He was last publicly active on the page in June, promoting the virtual Stargate convention.
Morrow was last active on his Instagram page on October 26. Morrow posted a photo of himself on an airplane while wearing a face mask. Morrow joked in the caption, “I f****** hate social media! It’s as user friendly as, I don’t know, whatever the s*******, most uncooperative thing in your life is.”
Fans and friends of Morrow reacted to the news of his death on social media. Ninjago creator Tommy Andreasen said he was “unbelievably saddened” by the loss of Morrow, who “was our first and only pick to portray the rock of the Ninjago Team.”
Dan and Kevin Hageman, writers for Star Trek: Prodigy, LEGO Ninjago and other popular shows, wrote, “Our hearts are breaking right now over Kirby Morrow’s passing. He’s our Cole. He’s our rock. His work will live on.”
“Just found out one of the most bright and humorous souls passed yesterday,” wrote one writer, podcaster and fan. “… Thanks for a good chunk of my childhood. thanks for the WORLDS MORE than that you were as a human. gonna miss you so much, kirby morrow. we’ll try to keep laughing the good laughs for you.”