Ed Blaylock, a veteran voice actor and radio host, died on April 19, 2017, at the age of 64. He was best known for his roles in popular anime series such as Fullmetal Alchemist, One Piece, and Dragon Ball.
A Versatile Voice
Blaylock was born on September 6, 1952, in Dallas, Texas. He started his career as a boom operator for sound recordings of films shot in the United States and Europe.
Blaylock also pursued his passion for voice acting and joined the anime dubbing company Funimation in 2003. He voiced many memorable characters in various anime shows, such as King Bradley in Fullmetal Alchemist, Sengoku in One Piece, Mr. Iwamoto in Yu Yu Hakusho, and Sebas Tian in Overlord.
A Beloved Colleague and Friend
Blaylock’s death has saddened the anime community, who have expressed their condolences and tributes on social media. Many of his fellow voice actors, directors, and fans have shared their memories and appreciation of Blaylock, highlighting his talent, professionalism, and kindness. Blaylock was a respected and admired colleague and friend, who always gave his best and supported others.
Blaylock is survived by his wife, Kathy, his two children, Bruce Jr. and Kalyn, and his four grandchildren. He was a devoted family man, who enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.
A Legacy of Excellence
Blaylock’s cause of death may have taken him away from us, but his legacy of excellence lives on in his voice work. He has left a lasting impression on the anime industry and the fans, who will always remember him for his iconic roles and performances. He was a true professional, a talented artist, and a wonderful person. Rest in peace, Ed Blaylock.