Pokémon voice actor Billy Kametz, has died from colon cancer aged 35.

He was most renowned for voicing Ren in Pokémon Journeys: The Series and Naofumi Iwatani in The Rising of the Shield Hero.

The news of his passing was announced by his agency Point of Contact Booking on Twitter.

The tweet read, “With tremendous and heartbroken regret, we must inform you of the passing of @BillyKametz.”

They linked to Billy’s obituary which looks back fondly over the actors’ professional and personal life.

It shared how Kametz voice-acted a plethora of anime and video game roles and when he got his big break on the Disney Cruise line as entertainment staff.

After spotting his talent he was offered the part of Aladdin in Disneyland’s Musical Spectacular.

An insight into his obituary states, “His love for his work as an actor and unforgettable voice will continue to entertain fans and always be remembered.

“Billy was always most gracious towards all of his fans and appreciated the opportunity to do something he loved so much each day.”

Loved ones spoke out about his passing:

“Anyone who has met Billy will tell you he is one of the most sincere, humble and loving people they have ever met.

“His infectious personality and smile always lit up a room with so much joy and happiness. Billy always left a positive impression on anyone he came in contact with.

“His love for his family, friends and girlfriend was always most important to him and that love will carry on forever.”

It’s said that he was ‘blown away by the very large outpouring support and love he received during his battle with colon cancer’.

Fans took to Twitter following the news of his death:

“We share our condolences with his friends and family.”

“Rest in Peace, Billy Kametz. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for the anime community.”

Want to keep up with the latest news? Check out the rest of our articles here and for all things sports click here.

Sharing is Caring

Related Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.

You may use these <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr> tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>