Brendan O’Brien, the actor best known for playing the original voice of Crash Bandicoot, has died at the age of 60.
O’Brien’s death was revealed in an obituary on the website Legacy.com, where his talents as a musician and actor were remembered. The obituary included a brief clip about his time spent on the Crash Bandicoot games.
One of his proudest moments was creating the original sounds for the Crash Bandicoot video games during the Naughty Dog years from 1996 to 2004. He encouraged nostalgic Crash fans in their own endeavors and loved signing their memorabilia. Similar to the music, he was designing character sounds for animation and radio. And video games come naturally to him.”
In the wake of the news of O’Brien’s death, other obituaries appeared on social media, including one from the official Crash Bandicoot account.
The account wrote, “We share our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Brendan O’Brien on his passing. He was an incredible talent who brought Crash Bandicoot and other Crash characters to life. He will live on forever in the hearts of Crash fans.”
O’Brien’s long career has included appearances on Grindhouse and Riverdale, but he is best known for his work on Crash Bandicoot, where he has played several roles including Crash himself, Doctor Neo Cortex, and Tiny Tiger. The current voice actor for Crash Bandicoot is Scott White, who took over the role with Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time.