Talent agency 81 Produce has announced that voice actor Kiyoshi Kawakubo passed away on April 16, 2019. He was 89 years old at the time of his passing. The agency did not mention a cause of death.
Kawakubo’s credits include Guame in Gurren Lagann, Kevin Yeegar in D.Gray-man, Quincy in Bubblegum Crisis and Scramble Wars, Grospoliner in Silent Möbius, Lord Haizen in Slayers Great, Admiral Dhorasoo in Gunbuster 2: Diebuster, Michael in Iruka to Shonen, and Old man in The Cherry Tree. He also voiced smaller roles in such anime as Golgo 13, Cyborg 009, Kimba the White Lion, Star Blazers: The Bolar Wars, Trigun, Sindbad the Sailor, Paranoia Agent, The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Salaryman Kintaro.
Kawakubo also voiced many dub roles, including Prince John in Disney’s Robin Hood film and Edgar the Butler in Disney’s The Aristocats film. He also voiced Godfrey Tibbett in the dub of the A View to a Kill film. He was also known for his work in narration.