‘Dragon Ball’ narrator Brice Armstrong passes away at 84
The anime world mourns as it loses a highly-respected member of its universe with voice actor Brice Armstrong passing away at the age of 84.
Armstrong is the voice for characters in the Dragon Ball Z series – Captain Ginyu and Lord Slug, specifically.
According to his talent management group Mary Collins Agency, Armstrong passed away as a result of natural causes on January 10.
The agency said in a statement:
I’m sad to say we lost a dear client and friend, voice actor Brice Armstrong, on Friday, January 10th, 2020. He died of natural causes at his home at age 84. Although many of you might not know Brice’s work, as he retired in 2009, many more of you knew Brice as an exceedingly talented voice actor, and a very sweet, funny guy.
In the anime and game community, Brice is perhaps best known as the narrator for the original Dragonball series, characters Captain Ginyu and Lord Slug in Dragonball Z, as well as providing voices on Yu Yu Hakusho, Lupin III, Case Closed and many other titles.
Christopher Sabat, a Mary Collins Agency voice actor and founder of Okratron 5000, worked with and directed Brice often. ‘Brice was the kindest, funniest person I’ve ever known. He was always humble, never in a bad mood–not the attitude you’d expect from such an industry legend.
Aside from Dragon Ball, he also voiced several other characters, including Douglas on Lupin III and other roles in Baki the Grappler, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
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