How Did Kirk Baily Die? ‘Salute Your Shorts’ Star Passed Away At 59
Actor Kirk Baily died on February 28 due to lung cancer after battling the disease for 59 years. TMZ has confirmed the tragic death of the former Nickelodeon star. He was also mourned by his close friends on social media.
Approximately six months previously, Baily was diagnosed with pulmonary cancer. For several years, he collaborated with animated projects as a voice artist.
The works he did in the entertainment industry
As Kevin “Ug” Lee in Nickelodeon’s 1989 sitcom Salute Your Shorts, Kirk Baily became a household name. His role as Kevin appeared on 26 episodes. During the mid-1990s, Bayley appeared in several TV shows and movies. In eight episodes of Trigun, he played the adult version of Millions of Knives in 1998.
Later in his career, the New York native voiced characters in animated features and anime projects. A few of the many films he has directed are Mobile Suit Gundam, Aladdin, Cowboy Bebop, Hotel Transylvania, Despicable Me 2, Frozen, Big Hero 6, and others. DC League of Super-Pets, an upcoming DC animated movie, was also a collaboration with him.
In the English-dubbed version of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Baily voiced multiple characters between 2002 and 2004. Among his many contributions to films and television series, the 59-year-old has also played a leading role in some video games. Some of the projects he voiced were Star Trek: Voyager – Elite Force, the .hack series, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Condemned 2: Bloodshot, among others.
Kirk Baily’s death has led to a flood of condolences on Twitter
After Kirk Baily’s passing, Twitter was flooded with condolences. In the tweets, he was most often referred to as Kevin ‘Ug’ Lee, a camp counsellor in Salute Your Shorts.
A user mentioned that they loved his voice work in Trigun, Cowboy Bebop, Fushigi Yuugi, Kenshin, and several other 90s and early 2000s shows. “RIP Kirk Baily”. Another said the great Kirk Baily aka UG of Salute Your Shorts has passed away. RIP. “The coolest dimwit camp counsellor ever.”
Another heartbroken fan said Kirk Baily passed away just now. It is heartbreaking. Legendary voice actor on Salute Your Shorts. “Thank You for being a part of my childhood.” Brett Wilson immortalized the actor in a cartoon work of art. A number of people have shared the picture on Twitter.