Diane Pershing's heartbreaking tribute to Kevin Conroy as he dies at 66

Vicki Newman November 12, 2022
Diane Pershing's heartbreaking tribute to Kevin Conroy as he dies at 66
Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images

Diane Pershing paid a moving tribute to her Batman: The Animated Series co-star Kevin Conroy following his tragic death at the age of 66.

The pair starred together for years in the hit 90s series, with her playing Dr Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy and him voicing Bruce Wayne and his superhero alter ego Batman.

Diane took to Facebook to share the tragic news of her co-star’s passing.

He died on November 10 following a short battle with cancer.

Diane Pershing’s moving tribute to Kevin Conroy

Alongside a trio of pictures, Diane wrote on Facebook: “Very sad news: our beloved voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy, died yesterday. He’s been ill for a while but he really put in a lot of time at the cons, to the joy of all of his fans.

“He will be sorely missed not just by the cast of the series but by his legion of fans all over the world. Below are pictures of Kevin with Loren Lester who plays Robin another with me and and Tara Strong who is in the later episodes of Batman cartoons.

“And then finally, one of Kevin and me in front of the huge audiences we used to get when we did our panels. RIP, friend.”

Her fans left their own tributes to Kevin beneath her post.

“Such a legend, may his soul rest in peace,” one penned.

While another wrote: “Let us shine the bat signal in respect for our fallen hero and friend”.

And one told Diane: “So sorry for your loss.”

What else has Diane Pershing starred in?

Diane made her acting debut in 1978 TV mini-series The Freedom Force.

She’s earned another 42 credits since then, including in Flash Gordon, Dungeons & Dragons, She-Ra: Princess Of Power, and Gotham Girls, when she reprised her role as Poison Ivy.

Her last TV credit was playing Poison Ivy once more in 2003 TV series Justice League.

She went on to do voice work for video games White Knight Chronicles in 2008 and Fallout: New Vegas in 2010.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know
Vicki is the Deputy Global Editor for Entertainment & Gaming and obsessed with all things showbiz. She was previously an Assistant Showbiz Editor at the Mirror, and is continuing to make a living off the back of her stalker-level knowledge of the Kardashians.