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 cause of death was not revealed. [Thanks, GateWorld and The Wrap.]
The Mount Royal University alumni got started in the industry as a voice actor. As IMDB pointed out, among his first roles were characters in Mobile Suit Gundam and MS Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. His first major role was Gundam Wing’s Trowa Barton, which would end up being a character he would play in subsequent miniseries and games after. 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. He also played Captain Dave Kleinman in Stargate Atlantis and Benny in Legion.
This means that Yashahime will likely be among Morrow’s final roles. 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. Episodes of the English dub are now streaming online.
Image Source: Kirby Morrow’s official website.