Last Fantasy XIV and Killzone Voice Actor Stephen Critchlow Has Died
Stephen Critchlow, the voice actor behind Last Fantasy XIV‘s Rely Edmont de Fortemps, has died on the age of 54. The actor handed away on Sunday, and information of his passing got here via an announcement from manufacturing firm Huge End, who the actor had labored with on Physician Who and Torchwood audio dramas. Critchlow’s explanation for dying has not been revealed.
Critchlow’s online game profession started in 1999 when he offered voices for characters within the the online game adaptation of James Bond film Tomorrow By no means Dies. All through the years, he has offered voices for loads of different PlayStation titles together with the Killzone franchise, Heavenly Sword, and the Inazuma Eleven franchise. The actor is finest identified in video video games for his roles as Edmont in Last Fantasy XIV and Bana in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. His most up-to-date roles embody doing further voices in Whole Warfare: Warhammer and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
The actor additionally had a prolific tv appearing profession. His most up-to-date look was in The Sandman, a sequence based mostly on the graphic novels of Neil Gaiman, and he is because of seem in an upcoming TV sequence referred to as Unsinkable. Critchlow additionally had an intensive audio drama legacy, lending voices to characters in Physician Who and Torchwood dramas. His colleagues at Huge End have been paying tribute to the actor. Director Scott Handcock stated:
He was such a expertise – a chameleon behind the microphone – but additionally such a genuinely pretty, humorous and beneficiant human being. I believe I obtained him in on virtually each sequence as he was simply such a pleasant presence. The world shall be a a lot, a lot sadder place with out him.
Last Fantasy XIV followers have additionally paid tribute by rallying round a fundraiser arrange by Critchlow. The actor suffered a stroke in January 2020 and arrange the fundraiser for NHS Charities Collectively to assist the employees on the NHS that offered his care throughout that point. He additionally produced a podcast referred to as On the First Stroke that recounted his expertise. When you’re involved in donating, you possibly can contribute to his fundraiser on Simply Giving.
PlayStation LifeStyle sends their condolences to Critchlow’s family and friends.
[Source: Huge End]