Brice Armstrong, the American voice actor who is best known for narrating Dragon Ball Z, has passed away at the age of 84.
The sad news was confirmed by Mary Collins Agency who explained that Mr. Armstrong died from natural causes on January 10.
“In addition to hundreds of radio and TV voiceovers and industrial narrations, Brice was the first live announcer on Good Morning, Texas when it premiered on WFAA in the fall of 1994.
He was also the voice of Miss Etta Kette on several seasons of Barney & Friends,” the agency wrote in their online tribute to the voice actor who largely contributed to the Funimation works.
“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,’ [he said.]”
After the legend’s passing, hundreds of fellow voice actors and fans of the Dragon Ball Z narrator took to social media to pay a tribute to the icon.
As Mary Collins Agency added, Mr.
Armstrong “survived by six children, several of who predictably ended up in the theatrical and gaming industries: Daughter Robin Armstrong, Sons Joshua Armstrong and wife Marianne, Joseph Armstrong, Paul Armstrong and wife Rebecca; Matthew Armstrong and wife Emily; Anthony Armstrong and wife Nha; and nine grandchildren: Mason, Jasmine, Diana, Alexander, Evelyn, Ashley, Elizabeth, Ryken and Logan.
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