One Piece and Fairy Tail Voice Actor Brad Venable Passed Away, 43

Brad Venable

Voice actor Brad Venable, who had worked on One Piece, Fairy Tail, and Overlord; has passed away at 43.

The news comes via multiple voice actors and actresses who knew and worked with Venable, tweet on January 8th. All had high praise for his kindness he showed to everyone. You can find those messages below.


Venable’s prior works span across video games and anime. These include Bill Corwin (Serious Sam 4), Scratchman Apoo (One Piece), Daz (Attack on Titan), Griffon and Nightmare (Devil May Cry 5), Kostas (Fire Emblem Three Houses, essentially the first boss players face, also Nader) Bryo Cracy (Fairy Tail), and Khajit Dale Badantel (Overlord).

He also had roles in Demon’s Souls (2020), Final Fantasy VII Remake, SaGa Scarlet Grace: Ambitions, Shenmue III, Daemon X Machina, Astral Chain, Pokemon Masters, Aggretsuko, World of Warcraft, Attack on Titan, Berserk, Assassination Classroom, My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super. 

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