It’s with a heavy heart here at The Nerd Stash that we announce the passing of Brice Armstrong. The Dragon Ball and anime community is mourning while also paying their respects to a man they grew up hearing since childhood. He passed away on January 10th from natural causes at the age of 84.
Brice Armstrong, Narrator, Captain Ginyu & More
To give a little background for any that are unaware. Brice Armstrong was the narrator of the dub of Dragon Ball. He also returned in Dragon Ball Z to voice the now-famous character Captain Ginyu. He then went on to voice Lord Slug. Despite his huge impact in the Dragon Ball community, he did so much more. He voiced characters on shows such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Baki The Grappler, Fullmetal Alchemist, Basilisk The Koga Ninja Scrolls, Lupin III, and many more.
With the announcement of his passing, the internet is pouring in the heartwarming tributes. Christopher Sabat, who dubs the voices of Dragon Ball characters such as Vegeta, Piccolo, Yamcha, and many others, including many other anime dub voice credits, had this to say about Brice. “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.”
Fans Pour in With Tributes
Brice Armstrong held a pinnacle position in our childhoods and in our hearts, specifically for Dragon Ball fans. I feel strongly that we should mark our calendars and celebrate Brice once a year as an unofficial holiday for his incredible work. https://t.co/RQlC9GVBRK
— Goku (@Goku) January 20, 2020
He wasn’t the only one though as fans continue to pour in what the anime dub voice actor’s work meant to them. K-RisingJaguar96 on Twitter wrote, “Thank you for coming into my childhood. And every time you did Captain Ginyu, I always did his poses and imitated his attacks. Tokustentai forever.” PakaMan wrote, “I just gotta say Rest in Paradise Brice Armstrong. Thanks not just for making my childhood awesome, but everyone else’s too!” Many other fans have posted tributes filled with kind words combined with images and clips of the actor’s work.
Sadly Brice’s wife passed away in 2008. He is survived by his six children and nine grandchildren. Our hearts and thoughts here at The Nerd Stash go out to his family and the many fans he’s made over the years. Rest In Peace, Brice Armstrong.
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