I’m sensitive to reporting on things like this, because of the nature of how personal and tragic it is.
Luis Alfonso Mendoza, Gohan’s Latin dub voice actor was shot to death and killed. Along with his wife.
The killer then tried killing Mendoza’s brother in law and attempted suicide afterwards.
This all started over an argument relating to a tenant renting out studio space from Mendoza.
After getting into a dispute, Mendoza and his wife were shot and killed over “nothing” in the grand scheme of things.
Gohan’s Latino Voice Actor, Luis Alfonso Mendoza was shot and killed along with his wife. Rest in Peace…🙏 pic.twitter.com/3sbZxuQaEC
— Dragon Ball Hype. (@DbsHype) March 1, 2020
Luis Alfonso Mendoza got his shine in 1996 and has been dubbing Gohan’s character ever since in Latin America.
He also played a role in voice acting Bugs Bunny from Looney Tunes and Daffy Duck.
Mendoza died in Mexico to be exact.
Hasta siempre mi querido amigo Luis Alfonso Mendoza…tu luz seguirá brillando en el firmamento junto con tu esposa Lulú…y tu talento se queda con nosotros para siempre. DEP. pic.twitter.com/ZbL5hJkLXs
— Rossy Aguirre (@rossyaguirredob) March 1, 2020
Amigos, desgraciadamente es cierto. Es horrible dar este tipo de información y yo soy la persona menos indicada para hacerlo, pero efectivamente hoy falleció mi querido Luis Alfonso Mendoza, gran actor de doblaje. Se nos fue otro grande. DEP. pic.twitter.com/qkJ0OFEeyE
— Lalo Garza (@LaloGarx) March 1, 2020
Apenas hace un par de días nos reíamos con mi look de náufrago, y hoy ya no estás Luis Alfonso… Que alguien me lo explique…! Afortunadamente te quedas en el corazón con tu risa y tus bromas y los recuerdos de tantos años… Ayer fue un día triste…
— Mario C Castañeda P. (@ccp_mario) March 1, 2020
Translation for the last tweet:
“Just a couple of days ago we laughed with my castaway look, and today you are no longer Luis Alfonso … Somebody explain it to me …! Fortunately you stay in the heart with your laughter and your jokes and the memories of so many years … Yesterday was a sad day.”
Mendoza’s work on YouTube
In the end all I have to say is: did it really have to come to this?
Something so big was made out of something so small. Either way – I hope the family stays blessed.
News source: Cartoon Brew