BILLY Kametz made his mark in the entertainment industry by voicing some of anime’s most popular characters.
On June 9, 2022, it was announced that he had passed away at the age of 35.
Who was Billy Kametz?
Born on March 22, 1987, Billy Kametz was known as an American voice actor.
His most famous roles include Josuke Higashikata in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naofumi Iwatani in The Rising of the Shield Hero’s and Galo Thymos in Promare.
Kametz also voiced various characters in Pokémon and Attack on Titan.
Before his career in the entertainment industry, Kametz worked for the Disney cruise line.
His big break came after he moved to California and was offered the role of Aladdin in Disneyland’s Musical Spectacular, according to his GoFundMe page.
What was the cause of Billy Kametz’s death?
Kametz’s death was first announced in an update on his GoFundMe page on June 9.
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“This is not the update I wanted to write. Billy left us earlier this week. I ask your forgiveness for the slightly delayed update as we have been working to notify our loved ones first,” the update began.
“I will be officially closing this GFM on Tuesday 14th June to allow for final thoughts and donations. All contributions not already used for Billy’s treatments will be used for his life celebration and funeral. The family would equally appreciate contributions to the Colon Cancer Coalition in Billy’s honor, if you prefer.”
His death comes just months after he told fans he had been diagnosed with colon cancer and would be continuing with chemotherapy.
Shortly after the update was posted, his longtime girlfriend Erica Lindbeck posted her own tribute on Instagram, writing, “I will be in love with you for the rest of my life.”
Kametz is survived by his parents, sister Nikki Kametz Lees, brother-in-law Greg, nephews Cash and Jaxon of GA; Uncle Peter Sartori, Uncle Tom Kametz, Aunt Barbara Trimble and girlfriend Erica.
What did people say about Billy’s death?
As the news began to spread, several fans took to Twitter to offer their condolences to Kametz’s family and friends.
“I don’t think a VA passport has ever messed with me more than Billy Kametz,” wrote one user.
“I sincerely wish his family and friends the best. He was an absolute legend and one of the greatest VAs of all time.”
“Billy Kametz brought so many incredible roles to life, but putting so much heart and soul into Maruki is honestly part of why I’m still alive today,” added another.
“I’ll never forget your performances, Billy. Thanks.”
“Rest in peace to Billy Kametz. To his family, friends and everyone who knew him personally, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine your grief but we mourn with you,” said a third.
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