Actor Kirby Morrow has died at the age of 47 and Twitter is paying tribute to the memorable voice of Goku in Dragon Ball Z.
The anime industry and fandom have lost a very important voice-over actor on November 18th, 2020. Kirby Morrow’s family has confirmed his passing and no further details are available yet.
Kirby Morrow’s voice brought much joy to many childhood lives, and while he is sadly gone too soon, his art will be remembered for a very long time.
Who was Kirby Morrow?
Kirby Robert Morrow was a Canadian actor, voice actor, writer and comedian. He was born in Alberta, Canada on August 28th, 1973.
His voice is significant in the animation industry as Kirby Morrow was the voice of many popular anime characters, including Miroku from InuYasha, Cyclops from X-Men Evolution, Ninjago from LEGO and Goku from Ocean’s dub of Dragon Ball Z.
His performance of Goku and Ninjago are probably the most remarkable of his career. His death has left his colleagues and fans speechless and deeply saddened.
Twitter pays tribute to Kirby Morrow
Kirby Morrow’s colleagues, fans and even media companies that he worked with, have taken over Twitter to pay tribute to the beloved voice actor.
People are making anime collages of the roles Kirby Morrow played and using the hashtag #RIPKirbyMorrow to honour the actor and his brilliant work.
One tweeted: “In memory of Kirby Morrow. He’s been a part of my childhood (and adulthood) for ten years, and I’m devastated to hear of his passing. #RIPKirbyMorrow.”
Another one reminded the world of another incredible role of Kirby Morrow: “I know he was Miroku, but Kirby Morrow was also The Nutcracker Prince in the Barbie movie, so I really need a moment 💔 rip.”
Fellow Canadian voice actor on LEGO, Michael Adamthwaite, made an emotional tweet about his friend’s passing and broke the hearts of many fans.
Here are few more tweets honouring Kirby Morrow.