Jose Lavat - HeadshotToday, we lost a legend.

Earlier today, news outlets reported that Mexican voice actor Jose “Pepe” Lavat passed away. He was 69.

Lavat was born in Mexico City on September 23, 1948. He entered the voice acting world in the 1960s, and quickly became the dubbed voice of numerous prominent characters in film and TV.

In the anime world, Lavat held thirty-one roles in Spanish-language dubs, including Dragon Ball Z‘s narrator, Lloyd Steam in Steamboy, Dolbar in Saint Seiya: The Heated Battle of the Gods, and Briareos in Appleseed: Ex Machina.

Outside of the anime realm, Lavat provided the Spanish voice for numerous prominent characters in live-action films, including Indiana Jones, Star Wars‘ Count Dooku, and Jumanji‘s Alan Parrish.

We’d like to offer our deepest condolences to Mr. Lavat’s family and friends.

Sources: El Universal, Twitter (ToeiAnimation)