Dragon Ball Stars and Fans Pay Tribute to Chris Ayres
The stars behind Dragon Ball, stars in the media world, companies, and fans alike are coming together to pay tribute to the late Christopher Ayres following the late actor's passing. It was revealed by Ayres' girlfriend, voice actress Krystal LaPorte, that Ayres had passed away peacefully and surrounded by family and loved ones on October 18th. Ayres had been part of the voice acting scene for quite a while and has contributed many popular performances, but fans of the Dragon Ball series will fondly remember Ayres' work as the voice behind the evil tyrant, Frieza.
Ayres took over for the voice of Frieza in the English since 2010 with Funimation's release of Dragon Ball Z Kai and continued that performance through to the end of Dragon Ball Super's anime run with the release of Dragon Ball Super: Broly. In that time, Ayres has crafted not only one of the most memorable anime villain performances of all time but cemented himself as a true Hall of Famer for everything he brought to Frieza and every other character he's helped bring to life for fans around the world.
The stars of the series, fans, and major companies took to Twitter to honor Christopher Ayres following the late actor's passing, and you can read on to see what those are saying to honor him. Let us know your favorite Ayres performances and Frieza moments in the comments!
Sean Schemmel Says His Goodbyes
I can’t stop crying about the loss of my dear friend and colleague, Chris Ayers. I never thought I’d say this because I used to tease him about it all the time, but thank you Chris, for the Love and Laughter, Always…I’ll see you in Otherworld bro, and we’ll spar again, Frieza.. pic.twitter.com/9gjmFaf67A— Sean Schemmel liked a Tweet.™️ (@SeanSchemmel) October 19, 2021
Rest In Peace, Christopher Ayres. Thank you for all that you've done for so many fans.
We’ll miss you dearly. 💜 pic.twitter.com/9ksLmwevRm— Funimation (@Funimation) October 20, 2021
From Adult Swim:
RIP Chris Ayres— adult swim (@adultswim) October 20, 2021
Frieza Forever pic.twitter.com/BMh1kaxa0b
From O'Shea Jackson:
Rip Chris Ayres. I like many was a fan of your work and greatly appreciated all that you did.
Long Live Lord Frieza pic.twitter.com/G9eXZNQxid— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) October 19, 2021
From Toei Animation:
May you rest in peace Chris Ayres, a magnificent voice actor who brought many wonderful characters to life including our Frieza.— Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) October 20, 2021
You will always be remembered. Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/tLrYaudsxK
"Amazing Human Being"
|| R.I.P. Christopher Ayres. I hate to see this type of news become reality. He was such a talented voice actor, and an overall amazing human being. His work amongst anime will go down as some of the best in history. May his soul Rest In Peace, and may his family recover too. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/Ylv57YU77L— 𝓢𝑶𝑹𝑨 。 (@KEYOFTRUTHS) October 20, 2021
Rest in Peace
May you rest in peace Christopher Ayres. Thank you for all your amazing work, you made our child hood so much brighter, the world feels darker without you pic.twitter.com/G07LeEaN9p— Lack of Sleep Cree (@Ls_Cree_art) October 20, 2021
Had the Best Comebacks!
Maybe the best comeback in all of Dragon Ball, and Christopher Ayres did it perfect! #RestInParadise #Frieza #Freeza pic.twitter.com/u0UrMXTD9e— Andy Villanueva (@andyvilla_02) October 20, 2021
An Absolute Legend
rest in peace you absolute legend... your contribution to the series will surely be missed. Rest easy Christopher Ayres. pic.twitter.com/TzOCdoRPc3— Phantom 👻 (@PhantomXeroWing) October 20, 2021
A Choice Scene to Remember
a personal favorite scene of mine from Dragon Ball Super: Broly. I love love Christopher Ayres’ voice acting here. He made Frieza’s wish to be taller sound so menacing yet hilarious at the same time. #ripChristopherAyres pic.twitter.com/Y8B2GHKyjb— shane (@ultraegoshane) October 19, 2021