Actor Kirby Morrow has passed away at the age of 47, coming as devastating news for fans of his roles in Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha, Stargate Atlantis, and much more. The news came as a shock to fans who watched him voice Goku in Dragon Ball Z, Cole in LEGO Ninjago, Miroku in Inuyasha, and Cyclops in X-Men: Evolution. Kirby Morrow also earned fans for his live-action performance in the Stargate franchise where he starred as Captain Dave Kleinman. With the sheer number of performances under his belt, the world has definitely lost a valuable voice actor with Morrow's passing.
Morrow was born in 1973 in Jasper, Alberta, studying acting at the Mount Royal University in Calgary. His first major voice role came with the role of Michaleangelo in the live action series of Ninja Turtles: Next Mutation, and he followed this up with countless voice acting roles that proved his range when it came to voicing both heroes and villains. Morrow was most likely best known for his portrayal of Miroku in the original English Dub of Inuyasha, and had returned to voice him in the sequel series of Yashahime: Princess Half Demon. In the world of television, he was known most for his role as Captain Dave Kleinman in the popular Stargate series.
Twitter Outlet Voice Artist's Spotlight shared the devastating news that Morrow had passed, honoring his long career in acting when it came to the likes of Stargate, Transformers, and countless animated series in which he lent his vocal talents in bringing to life any number of characters:
The news is coming in and I'm rather sadden to report Canadian voice actor @KirbyMorrow has passed away at the age of 47. No further details are available at this time, but later tonight I will be posting a tribute video for him.#RIPKirbyMorrowhttps://t.co/i75pJeP6ZX— The Voice Artist's Spotlight (@vas_90s) November 19, 2020
In the past few years, Morrow had received roles in a number of pop culture television series such as CW's The Flash, Van Helsing, FX's Legion, and the Good Doctor to name a few. While we aren't sure how this will affect Yashahime: Princess Half Demon moving forward, we know that fans will definitely miss Morrow's legendary performance as Miroku, the priest who becomes one of the strongest allies to both the half demon Inuyasha and the arrow slinging girl from the modern era in Kagome.
Our thoughts are with Kirby's loved ones during this difficult time.