Stephen Critchlow, the voice actor behind Final Fantasy XIV‘s Count Edmont de Fortemps, has died at the age of 54. The actor passed away on Sunday, and news of his passing came through a statement from production company Big Finish, who the actor had worked with on Doctor Who and Torchwood audio dramas. Critchlow’s reason for dying has not been revealed.

Critchlow’s video game profession started in 1999 when he offered voices for characters within the the video game adaptation of James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. Throughout 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 Final Fantasy XIV and Bana in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. His most up-to-date roles embrace doing further voices in Total War: Warhammer and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.

The actor additionally had a prolific tv performing 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 in depth audio drama legacy, lending voices to characters in Doctor Who and Torchwood dramas. His colleagues at Big Finish have been paying tribute to the actor. Director Scott Handcock mentioned:

He was such a expertise a chameleon behind the microphone but additionally such a genuinely beautiful, humorous and beneficiant human being. I feel I received him in on nearly each sequence as he was simply such a pleasant presence. The world will likely be a a lot, a lot sadder place with out him.

Final 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 Together to assist the workers on the NHS that offered his care throughout that point. He additionally produced a podcast referred to as At the First Stroke that recounted his expertise. If you’re fascinated about donating, you may contribute to his fundraiser on Just Giving.

PlayStation LifeStyle sends their condolences to Critchlow’s buddies and household.

[Source: Big Finish]