Voice Actor Chris Ayres Passes Away

Anime voice actress Krystal LaPorte announced on Twitter that her boyfriend and fellow voice actor, Chris Ayres, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2021. Ayres had been diagnosed with end-stage COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in 2017, and received a lung transplant October 31, 2019.

Ayres is best known for providing the English voice for Frieza in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. He has also voiced characters in Gantz, Tamako Market, Phi-Brain – Puzzle of God, Gintama, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Sengoku Basara, Initial D, Tears to Tiara, and many other titles. Ayres also served as ADR director and scriptwriter for numerous English dubs.

Source: Twitter

One comment

  1. momomanamu · October 20

    What! Frieza died!?

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