‘Kevin Conroy’ the Batman voice actor died recently and fans are only now learning about his personal life, including the fact that he was openly gay and married to his husband, Vaughn. Williams, C.
On November 11, 2022, DC issued an official statement announcing his death. After a brief battle with cancer, The Voice star died at the age of 66.
Kevin was well-known for voicing Batman in the animated series, and he recently shared his personal story of finding Batman at DC Comics.
Kevin Conroy Was First Identified As Gay In 2016
Kevin was revealed to be gay in a 2016 interview with the New York Times.
In the late 1980s, he portrayed a television producer who was secretly living with HIV.
“I Went To So Many Funerals That I Felt Such An Obligation To Do It Right,” he explained to the publication at the time. Every night, I’d just sob, feeling all of the pain. I couldn’t feel anything. It screamed, “Look what’s happening to us!” Help!'”
Although the outlet mentioned that he came out over six years ago, most of his fans only learned about his sexuality when he shared his story for DC Comics during Pride Month.
In the story, the artist discusses how his personal life influences his role as Batman.
Finding Batman can be read here.
Goodbye Kevin Conroy, you will always be my Batman. pic.twitter.com/iOY63lF2bU
— AjepArt (@AjepArts) November 11, 2022
He Was Married To His Husband Vaughn C Williams
Kevin kept his personal life private, and it wasn’t until his death that it was revealed that he was married.
According to the DC Comics announcement,
“Conroy is survived by his husband Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy, and brother Tom Conroy.”
However, little is known about Kevin’s husband or how they met.
“As A Gay Boy Growing Up In The 1950s And ’60s In A Devoutly Catholic Family, I’d Grown Adept At Concealing Parts Of Myself,” Kevin Conroy wrote in Finding Batman about his early struggles with identifying as a gay man.