Billy Kametz, the voice of Josuke Higashikata in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Naofumi Iwatani in The Rising of the Shield Hero,...
...Galo Thymos in Promare, and others, unfortunately passed away after battling stage IV colon cancer.
Kametz revealed the severe diagnosis to fans in the spring and noted that he was beginning treatment and preparing for chemotherapy.
A recent update to Kametz' GoFundMe page has revealed the worst as organizer Jinnie A. McManus revealed that Kametz passed earlier this week.
Billy passed away earlier this week. I ask for forgiveness as it has taken some time to notify loved ones," the update read.
"I am going to close this GFM officially on Tuesday, June 14, to allow for final thoughts and donations. Contributions that weren't already used..
...toward Billy's treatments will go toward his celebration of life and funeral. If you prefer, you may donate to the Colon Cancer Coalition in Billy's honor."
I hope you know how much you were appreciated, and how much strength you gave him. Billy and I regularly discussed the outpouring of generosity you all gave him,"
"I know he left this world peacefully, knowing how loved he is and always will be. I miss my friend terribly,
but am comforted knowing that his legacy will live on through his work and everyone who discovered what an extraordinary man he was."
Kametz's obituary can be found below, as well as more information here.The family of Billy P. Kametz, 35, died on June 9, 2022, at M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Billy was born on March 22, 1987, in Lancaster and is the son of William and Cheryl (Sartori) Kametz. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Billy will tell you...
...he had an infectious smile that always lit up a room. He always left a positive impression on anyone he met."For him, the most important thing in the world has...
...always been his love for his family, friends, and girlfriend. Among Billy's many roles were those of Josuke Higashikata, Naofumi Iwatani, Galo Thymos, and Ferdinand von Aegir.
His childhood dream was to become an actor.When he joined Disney's cruise line as a member of the entertainment staff, he later moved to California and was offered the role...
...of Aladdin in Disneyland's Musical Spectacular...His love for his work as an actor and his unique voice will continue to entertain fans and always be remembered.