Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

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Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by OmegaRockman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:42 pm

https://www.gateworld.net/news/2020/11/ ... dies-at-47

Jesus, I grew up hearing him in Inuyasha and I loved him in the Escaflowne dub. I think he was about to come back for Yashahime, too. 2020 is just an awful year. I wish all the best to his family and friends.

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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by eledoremassis02 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:50 pm

a lot of people don't like his Goku but I didn't think was bad at all.

Terrible news, I feel so bad for his family :(

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Post by SuperSaiyaManZ94 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:54 pm

His Goku is the one i've heard the least of out of the English Gokus and specifically the Ocean cast but RIP nevertheless and condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by Dragon Ball Ireland » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:03 pm

Morrow was the one Canadian Goku I was most familiar with. I loved his work growing up and still have many fond memories.

RIP, he will be missed dearly.
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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by 90sDBZ » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:04 pm

This is really sad and unexpected news. I grew up listening to his Goku for the late Cell and Buu arcs. I wasn't a huge fan of the Westwood dub, but I always felt he was a good Goku, and he stuck with the role for a long time. And he was great as Cyclops in Xmen Evolution. R.I.P and condolences to his family.

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Post by Kingbrockstar1995 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:10 pm

Damn, never heard his Goku but still, my thoughts are with his family

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Post by obiwan23s » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:14 pm

Honestly didn't get to hear his Goku since I live in the US. Just got to hear Kelamis, Corlett and Schemmel over here. However I did get a chance to hear Morrow voice characters in other series, such as Inuyasha and various Gundam shows. Probably spent the most time listening to him as Miroku in Inuyasha, and he did really well with that character. Sad to hear about this. I saw "Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice..." on the main page of the forum and had a sinking feeling that's what this thread would be about. Real bummer to hear about this and my prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.

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Post by Soppa Saia People » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:16 pm

god this sucks, so young. rip.

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Post by The Time Traveller » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:26 pm

Grew up loving X-Men Evolution, Gundam Wing and obviously Dragon Ball Z, he was so recognisable but sounded great, this sucks to hear.

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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by TheBlackPaladin » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:32 pm

I'm in shock, he just recently recorded his dialogue for a new InuYasha project! Ahh man....to say that he was one talented guy is a serious understatement (and one need only look at his 200+ credits on imdb to confirm that). This is very sad. May he rest in peace.
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Post by SilverPlaqueVII » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:04 pm

Grew up watching his voice in the 2000s until I switched to the FUNimation side.

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:22 pm

I hope you are happy and at peace Mr Morrow.
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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by Lance Freeman » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:56 pm

Oh jeez, I knew he sounded off during Yashahime, I didn't think it was that serious though.

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Post by Kid Trunks » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:03 pm

Terrible news. So sorry to see this.

I knew him best as Trowa in Gundam Wing.

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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by TobyS » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:35 pm

Kelamis is my fave english Goku but it's hella sad someone who was involved in this franchise we love dies.
Who was he in xmen evolution? Cyclops? I think I remember his voice being aired for Goku in the UK at some point.
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Post by TVfan721 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:16 pm

Lance Freeman wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:56 pm
Oh jeez, I knew he sounded off during Yashahime, I didn't think it was that serious though.
His voice change in Yashaime might have had nothing to do with his passing. He was pushing 50, his voice isn't going to sound the same as it did 10 years ago.

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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by 8000 Saiyan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:41 am

One of my favorite voice actors from Ocean. Had a cool youthful voice for heroes, but his performances as Teru Mikami in Death Note and Hasegawa in Kurozuka also showed that he could play a villain just as well. R.I.P.
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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by Hulk10 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:43 am

Requiescet in pace Kirby Morrow. You will be missed.
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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by KPike87 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:01 am

Of all the Ocean/Westwood Goku's, he was my personal favorite in terms of the voice itself. That's a real shame.

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Re: Kirby Morrow, Third Canadian Voice of Goku, Passes Away

Post by Xeno Goku Black » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:13 am

So how did he die?

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