She has protected the world from devastation for over 20 years.
The Pokemon and Spanish voice acting community has lost an amazing person this week. On April 27th, 2021, it was reported that long time Pokemon voice actress for the Spanish Pokemon dub, Diana Pérez, has passed away. She was 51 years old.
Diana Pérez has been the voice actress for Jessie since 1997. She has also played the role of many other characters such as Luffy from One Piece, Kagura from Inuyasha, Hilda Spellman from Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
Honoring Diana Pérez
Diana Pérez has been part of the Spanish voice acting community for years. She started in 1994 and eventually became the voice for Jessie in 1997. She has been part of the Spanish Pokemon family since then. During her time as Jessie, she has gain a fan following among Spanish Pokemon fans and around the world.
In honor of Diana Pérez’s passing, Pokemon fans in Latin America have gather together to show their love for her. They did this by taking to Pokemon GO.
Fans all over Latin American change their Pokemon GO avatar to look like Jessie. They don the Team Rocket uniform and some even change their hair color to match Diana Pérez’s character, Jessie. Others have changed their Buddy Pokemon to be some of Jessie’s Pokemon such as Arbok and Wobbuffet.
Below are some tweets of fans honoring Diana Pérez.
— Luna (@beu_ribe7) April 28, 2021
— •°• Rock-a •°• (@rocasogui) April 28, 2021
— Palabritas 👑👔👓💰💲 (@NegritoTuiter0) April 28, 2021
Some of Diana Pérez’s colleagues made sure to speak in honor of her passing. Below is what Gabo Ramos, voice actor for Ash Ketchum in the Spanish Pokemon dub, had to say on Twitter.
“Thank you for protecting the world from devastation. Goodbye, Diana Pérez.”
We wish Diana Pérez family and many fans the best during this time. She was surely an amazing woman.