Beloved ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Narrator Jose Lavat Has Passed Away
Hey guys! How’s it going on? Today, the Dragon Ball fandom is coming together to mourn the loss of one of its own. According to reports, a beloved narrator from one of Dragon Ball Z’s most iconic dubs has passed away. This is truly a very sad matter and I hope everyone reading this could pray for his kind and caring soul.
Not long ago, Toei Animation confirmed Jose Lavat’s passing with a touching tribute on social media. Over on Twitter, the company honored the vetted actor by thanking him for the work he did on making Dragon Ball Z the global phenomenon it has become. Each individual was important in the success of Dragon Ball.
“Rest in peace Jose Lavat, an amazing dubbing actor who lended his voice talent to many famous characters for Hispanic audiences including the narrator in Dragon Ball Z. Thank you #PepeLavat for everything,” the message reads. We will surely remember him and some of the fans have posted some warm messages for him on twitter as well.
Lavat’s death is a difficult one for fans to process, and audiences who grew up with Dragon Ball Z’s Latin America Spanish dub will remember the actor fondly. Ever since the anime was brought abroad, Latin America has welcomed Son Goku warmly, and Dragon Ball Z developed a massive following in countries such as Mexico.
It was Lavat who helped bring that show to life for Spanish-speaking audiences, and fans are paying tribute to the actor on social media to share their thanks. While Lavat may be best known by anime fans for his work on Dragon Ball Z, the actor even did dubs for Death Note, Tarzan, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Street Fighter.