Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Gohan's Latin Spanish VA) has passed away.

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Luis Alfonso Mendoza (Gohan's Latin Spanish VA) has passed away.

Post by Tian » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:17 am

Sad news for those who grew up with the Latin Spanish dub (like me). Gohan's Latin Spanish VA, Luis Alfonso Mendoza has tragically passed away.

This was announced by a fellow voice actor called Yamil Atala:
https://twitter.com/6Omen9/status/12339 ... 64/photo/3
Translation:
R.I.P The great and only Luis Alfonso Mendoza, his wife Lulú and his brother-in-law.
And confirmed by another fellow voice actress called Alejandra de la Rosa:
https://twitter.com/6Omen9/status/12339 ... 64/photo/2
Translation
They have confirmed they were shot outside his [voice acting] school, him, Lulú and Lulu's brother... I'm very sad.
Very sad news indeed. My deepest condolences to his brother Ricardo Mendoza (Yamcha's VA) and the rest of the Mendoza family in this hard moment.
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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:19 am

This is just awful. I was just about to write this. Poor guy. May he and his family REST IN PEACE!!!
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Post by DragonBallFoodie » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 am

May his soul rest in peace. :(
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Post by KBABZ » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:11 am

I don't have any association with the Latin Dub, but holy crap that's tragic. I hope the shooter pays for his crimes.

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:13 am

Thanks KBABZ you are always awesome.
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Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:38 am
Enjoy unboxing crap :thumbup:. Your continued support for crap will give us more crap for many years to come! :clap:.
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19 years ago I was rushing home from school to watch DBZ on Cartoon Network, and today I've rushed home from work to watch DBS on Pop. I guess it's true the more things change the more they stay the same. :lol:

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Post by OmegaRockman » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:21 am

This is absolutely awful news. While I haven't watched a lot of the Latin Spanish dub let alone the Boo arc, I know how well-loved that cast is. As far as I can tell, the community has lost a wonderful talent to a senseless tragedy. It's even worse knowing that two of his loved ones were killed as well. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their family and I hope they rest in peace.

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Post by Tai Lung » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:26 pm

whether as a dubbing fan, dragon ball fan or just as a human being this makes me sad, we still have the memories of his work or his interviews where he always showed himself as a great person, rest in peace

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:33 pm

Heard about it this morning. What a tragedy. Hope he rests in peace and the scumbag who did it is caught. My condolences to his family.

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Post by KBABZ » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Heard about it this morning. What a tragedy. Hope he rests in peace and the scumbag who did it is caught. My condolences to his family.
They don't have to.

Depressing stuff within:
There may be mental health issues at play here.

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:53 pm

KBABZ wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Heard about it this morning. What a tragedy. Hope he rests in peace and the scumbag who did it is caught. My condolences to his family.
They don't have to.

Depressing stuff within:
There may be mental health issues at play here.
Well I don’t feel sorry for the shooter one bit, mental health or not.

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:04 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:53 pm
KBABZ wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:33 pm
Heard about it this morning. What a tragedy. Hope he rests in peace and the scumbag who did it is caught. My condolences to his family.
They don't have to.

Depressing stuff within:
There may be mental health issues at play here.
Well I don’t feel sorry for the shooter one bit, mental health or not.
Even if this said person has mental problems, it doesn't change the fact that he still deserves to be prosecuted and punished to the fullest extent because we're talking one of the most horrific and unforgivable criminal acts that anyone could possible do to others. Then on top of it trying to take the cowardly way out in order to escape justice.
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Post by Dbzfan94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pm

Just delete this actually
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Post by KBABZ » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:10 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pm
I agree 100%, but people like that don’t deserve to live at all. Makes me wonder why they don’t just off themselves to start with.
Leaving the thread now :sick:

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 pm

KBABZ wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pm
I agree 100%, but people like that don’t deserve to live at all. Makes me wonder why they don’t just off themselves to start with.
Leaving the thread now :sick:
Yeah...that was a bit much even if he does feel that strongly about it.

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Post by Tai Lung » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 pm

well the murderer tried to commit suicide but was saved ... even if it is the right thing they should not be considered with him just because he has mental problems

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Post by Dbzfan94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:31 pm

SuperSaiyaManZ94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 pm
KBABZ wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:10 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:09 pm
I agree 100%, but people like that don’t deserve to live at all. Makes me wonder why they don’t just off themselves to start with.
Leaving the thread now :sick:
Yeah...that was a bit much even if he does feel that strongly about it.
Sorry if that upset you, it came out wrong. It’s a fucked situation in general, but it legitimately baffles me why people go on killing sprees and then shoot themselves right after. If they’re that unhappy, why hurt others first? I just don’t get it.

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:38 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:31 pm
SuperSaiyaManZ94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 pm
KBABZ wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:10 pm

Leaving the thread now :sick:
Yeah...that was a bit much even if he does feel that strongly about it.
Sorry if that upset you, it came out wrong. It’s a fucked situation in general, but it legitimately baffles me why people go on killing sprees and then shoot themselves right after. If they’re that unhappy, why hurt others first? I just don’t get it.
Well, it didn't exactly so much upset me as it made me raise my eyebrows a little but even still it's clear this guy had something not right going on but he's survived and can thus be held accountable for this horrific act rather than killing himself and taking what he's done to the grave.
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Post by Dbzfan94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:45 pm

SuperSaiyaManZ94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:31 pm
SuperSaiyaManZ94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 pm


Yeah...that was a bit much even if he does feel that strongly about it.
Sorry if that upset you, it came out wrong. It’s a fucked situation in general, but it legitimately baffles me why people go on killing sprees and then shoot themselves right after. If they’re that unhappy, why hurt others first? I just don’t get it.
Well, it didn't exactly so much upset me as it made me raise my eyebrows a little but even still it's clear this guy had something not right going on but he's survived and can thus be held accountable for this horrific act rather than killing himself and taking what he's done to the grave.
Yeah you’re right about that. I got carried away. A friend of mine recently died so I’m a harsher than I should be in regards to how the criminals should be treated. Sorry again.

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:53 pm

Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:45 pm
SuperSaiyaManZ94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:38 pm
Dbzfan94 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:31 pm


Sorry if that upset you, it came out wrong. It’s a fucked situation in general, but it legitimately baffles me why people go on killing sprees and then shoot themselves right after. If they’re that unhappy, why hurt others first? I just don’t get it.
Well, it didn't exactly so much upset me as it made me raise my eyebrows a little but even still it's clear this guy had something not right going on but he's survived and can thus be held accountable for this horrific act rather than killing himself and taking what he's done to the grave.
Yeah you’re right about that. I got carried away. A friend of mine recently died so I’m a harsher than I should be in regards to how the criminals should be treated. Sorry again.
Ah i see, and dang man so sorry to hear that. :(

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Post by Peach » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:31 pm

Rest in peace. Mendoza and his family will be in my prayers.

I don't speak spanish, but i know how important that dub is to the franchise.

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