Brice Armstrong, Dragon Ball Narrator Passes Away At 84

Category: Anime, Date: 21/Jan/2020

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Dragon Ball voice actor Brice Armstrong passed away at the age of 84, leaving behind him a legacy in the anime world.

Talent agency Marry Collins Agency confirmed the sad news in a Facebook post.

“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.”

Armstrong is known for narrating the Funimation dub of Dragon Ball, he then moved on to Dragon Ball Z where he voiced Captain Ginyu and Lord Slug. Armstrong was talented in varying his vocals for different characters to fit their needs.

The talented voice actor also had several other roles in other anime series, such as Lupin, Douglas, Baki the Grappler, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket, Case closed and Yu Yu Hakusho.

Armstrong sadly left six children and nine grandchildren behind him, a donation fundraiser for Armstrong’s favorite charity “Heifer International” has been set up.