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

Voice actor Kirby Morrow has died at the age of 47, his brother confirmed.

The star passed away on Wednesday and it was confirmed on Thursday and the cause of death has not yet been announced, according to The Wrap.

Kirby's brother Casey announced the sad news on a Facebook post, writing: "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 fuelled him every day."

The actor lived in Calgary, Canada and worked regularly in Vancouver and was a native of Alberta.

Kirby had a successful career as a voice actor, starting all the way back in 1979 and continuing through until this year.

He voiced Scott Summer, also known as Cyclops, in the animated series X-Men: Evolution and Goku in the Canadian dubbed Dragon Ball Z.

The star's voice also appeared in a number of animated Transformers series and more recently has leant his talent to Lego television shows.

And over the years Kirby voiced Tony Stark in a number of cartoon series.

However he also starred in a number of live-action series including Stargate: Atlantis as captain Dave Kleinman.

More recently he appeared as Benny and Large Man Karl in Legion, Officer Petrocelli in Supergirl and a GNR commanding officer in Amazon Prime series The Man in the High Castle.

Tributes have been pouring in on social media, with his frequent co-star Kelly Sheridan sharing a photo of them in the recording booth and a touching statement.

She wrote: "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.

"Jay Van, Nutcracker Prince, Miroku. My good luck charm. He'll be so very missed by myself and our entire community."

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