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Chris Ayres, actor known for voicing Frieza in 'Dragon Ball,' dies aged 56

Chris Ayres Frieza
A composite image of Frieza on "Dragon Ball" and Chris Ayres.
  • Actor Chris Ayres, best known for voicing "Dragon Ball" character Frieza, died on Monday aged 56.
  • His girlfriend thanked anime fans, saying: "Chris loved you all."
  • No cause of death was given but he had documented his health struggles in the past.

The actor Chris Ayres has died at 56, his girlfriend announced on social media.

Krystal Laporte, who is also a voice actor, wrote: "On October 18th at 8:40 pm, my world went dark. Christopher Owen Ayres passed away peacefully, held close by his mother, brother, and girlfriend," Deadline reported.

Ayres is best known for voicing the "Dragon Ball" character Frieza.

Laporte addressed anime fans in her statement saying: "Chris loved you all. How much he loved other people filled the vast majority of our conversations. To those of you who truly loved him back, thank you.

"To those of you who stayed in touch, checked on him, reminded him that he was so, so much more than his job. You were the fuel of his fight.

"You fed the dreams of a future that kept him going longer than any normal person could go. I hope where you are, the first thing you did was take a long, deep breath with your perfect lungs and dance again."

No cause of death was given.

But Deadline noted that Ayres was diagnosed with end-stage cardiac obstructive pulmonary disease in 2017. He has previously undergone multiple surgeries, according to his Facebook page.

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Chris Ayres, actor known for voicing Frieza in 'Dragon Ball,' dies aged 56
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