Brad Venable – who provided his voice acting talents to Devil May Cry 5, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, multiple anime series and more – has died aged 43.Multiple members of the voice acting community have today posted tributes to Venable, having been given permission to share the news by Venable’s wife. No cause of death has been announced at time of publish.
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
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
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
If you didn’t know @bradvenable, you were missing out. He was kind to every single person he knew. I don’t think he gave himself the credit he deserved, but he was always there to be supportive of his colleagues, no matter what stage they were at in their career.
— Erica Mendez (@tsunderica) January 8, 2021
Among many other parts, Venable played V’s familiar Griffon in Devil May Cry 5, as well as playing roles in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold Wars, the recent Demon’s Souls remake, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. He also played Daz in the English dub of Attack on Titan, and played roles in My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, and Dragon Ball Super.
IGN sends its condolences to Venable’s family and friends.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News.Source