The voice actor of Josuke, Naofumi revealed a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer in April
Voice actor Billy Kametz passed away after a battle with colon cancer. The actor, who had an impressive body of work but is perhaps best known for his role as Ferdinand von Aegir in Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Dr. Takuto Maruki in Persona 5 Royal, was only 35 years old.
For those who wish to help Kametz’s family or donate to colon cancer research, a gofundme has been set up.
We here at RPGFan express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Billy Kametz. May he rest in peace.
Organizers of the GoFundMe campaign for stuntman Billy Kametz revealed Saturday that Kametz passed away on June 9 from colon cancer. He was 35.
Kametz had revealed in late April that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. He said at the time that he was taking a break from voice acting and that another voice actor would replace him for current and continuing roles. He also said at that time he would be moving back to Pennsylvania to be with his family.
A GoFundMe campaign was launched on his behalf a few days after his announcement. The campaign stated that the money raised would go toward travel, insurance costs, medical bills not covered by insurance, and daily living needs. At press time, the campaign had earned US$175,126 of the US$150,000 goal. Campaign organizers added that they will close the campaign on June 14, stating that all proceeds contributed that were not used for Kametz’s treatments will go toward a celebration of his life and funeral. Kametz’s family will hold a wake on June 15 and a funeral on June 18.
Image via Billy Kametz’s Twitter account
Kametz’s family said they would also appreciate contributions to the Colon Cancer Coalition in Kametz’s honor.
Kametz was born on March 22, 1987, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His obituary said Kametz had dreamed of becoming an actor since early childhood, and he got his chance with Disney as a member of the entertainment staff on a Disney cruise line. He later played the role of Aladdin in Disneyland’s Musical Spectacular.