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.
With the permission of his wife, I'm posting this video for you @bradvenable. Once I can gather my thoughts tomorrow, I'll record them when I'm not a goddamn mess. You'll tell me to let it all out, but man, if I do, I'd be crying forever.
My brother. I love you so much. pic.twitter.com/S8x7fEjiTD
— Darrel J Delfin ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@DarrelJDelfin) January 8, 2021
It was a privilege to share the booth with you on so many incredible occasions. It was an even greater privilege to glare at you whenever you bought me a coffee and refused to let me pay you back because you were fiercely generous and loving.
Your Glowstick pic.twitter.com/YrkKgwut5X
— Allegra Clark (@SimplyAllegra) January 8, 2021
I apologize if anyone felt stressed or anxious by seeing so many grieving tonight, but I hope this goes to show how many lives Brad touched, just from being himself. He inspired and encouraged more people than I could ever begin to count.
We'll miss you so much.
— Kira Buckland ★ (@KiraBuckland) January 8, 2021
This is the very first picture I took on this phone. We were taking a voiceover class together and usual, Brad was amazing. This is a picture of a great man doing what he loved.
I love you, brother. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/70O8Nhm450
— Chris Hackney @ Coming Soon (@ChrisHackneyGGK) January 8, 2021
You saw the best in all of us and brought it out. You treated me like family, and called me your little brother. You motivated & inspired us. Our bond & friendship these past few years is something I will treasure forever. I love you @bradvenable I miss you brother ❤️ pic.twitter.com/URPRVRgPro
— Brian Olvera @ Home Studio (@LiveStudioBrian) January 8, 2021
Very sad to have lost one of the nicest and most giving talents in the voiceover business. @bradvenable was a sweetheart of a man and would help you with anything you needed. Ridiculously talented and a real treasure. R.I.P. Brad. I will miss our chats. #voiceovers #voiceover
— Terry Daniel (@voiceoversbytd) January 8, 2021
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.