HomeNewsPokémon Voice Actor Billy Kametz Passes Away at 35 After Cancer Battle

Pokémon Voice Actor Billy Kametz Passes Away at 35 After Cancer Battle

Billy Kametz, best known for voicing Ren in Pokémon Journeys, has left for the heavenly abode. He passed away at the age of 35. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of the artist. Continue reading to know more about the cause of his death.

More details about Billy’s death

The sad news of Billy’s death was shared on a GoFundMe page which was set up to help with his stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, which he publicly revealed less than two months ago.

The page organizer A Jinnie McManus wrote, “This isn’t the update I wanted to write. Billy left us earlier this week.” His official obituary reads, “Anyone who has met Billy will tell you he is one of the most sincere, humble and loving people they have ever met.”

It further read, “His infectious personality and smile always lit up a room with so much joy and happiness.” As per the reports, Billy passed away on Thursday from stage 4 colon cancer.

Billy shared an update regarding his cancer battle in April

Kametz opened up about his battle with cancer in a YouTube video on April 26, 2022. In the video, the voice actor described his diagnosis as a “freak of nature thing that happened,” but he was still trying to be positive.

At the time, Billy told his fans, ‘I’m staying really positive, and that’s the biggest reason that I wanted to make this video. It’s just to let you know that I have so much support, so much positivity surrounding me … I just want to let you guys know that I’m not going to quit, I’m not going to stop fighting, and I’m gonna get through this.”

How did the fans react to the demise of Billy?

One user wrote, “rest in peace billy kametz brought so much personality to one of the characters I adored instantly and will always love, which inspired me to draw a lot in the past, as I grew. I wouldn’t be the artist I am today without him. thank you.”

Another user tweeted, “I still reflect on these words and they hit me even harder now that Billy Kametz is gone. We all need to hear something like this when we’re bearing the weight of life’s stresses. Thank you for letting us experience a part of your journey. Rest in peace.”

Followed by a user who penned, “I don’t think a VA passing has ever messed with me more than Billy Kametz. I’m wishing the best for his family and friends, genuinely. He was an utter legend and one of the greatest VA’s of all time.”

One user tweeted, “We love you @BillyKametz We are so lucky to have had you, if even for a short while. May you keep smiling wherever you are, your characters will continue to do so for you. Rest easy.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the passing away of the voice actor. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Billy Kametz during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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