Kirby Morrow dead – X-Men: Evolution and Dragon Ball Z voice actor dies aged 47

VOICE actor Kirby Morrow, known for his roles in X-Mex Evolution and Dragon Ball Z, has died aged 47.

His cause of death is not yet known.

Announcing the death on Facebook, his brother Casey wrote: "Kirby was a blessed and talented individual who brought joy to so many but also thrived off all your love and friendship.

"He lived for it and it fueled him every day."

Morrow, a native of Alberta, Canada, provided the voices of Cyclops in the X-Man Evolution films and Goku in the Ocean Group dubs of Dragon Ball Z.

He also voiced Teru Mikami in manga series Death Note and Cole in Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu.

Only this month it was announced that he would be reprising his role as Miroku in the popular Inuyasha manga series.

In addition to his work as a voice actor, he was known for portraying Captain Dave Kleinman in Stargate Atlantis.

The death has sparked an outpouring of tributes on social media from fans and co-stars.

Kelly Sheridan, who featured as Sango in Inuyasha, wrote on twitter: "Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear @Kirby_Morrow.

"It seems at every important stage in my career, he was there at the mic right next to mine. My good luck charm.

"He'll be so very missed by myself & our entire community."

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