Voice Actor of the original Resident Evil 2 game has died.




As if news of G.I.Joe packaging artist Hector Garrido's death wasn't sad enough, we have lost another talented contributor to Pop Culture. Mostly known for his voice over role as Leon S. Kennedy of Capcom's 1988 Dawn of the Dead inspired hit, Resident Evil 2, actor Paul Haddad has passed away on April 11, 2020. He was only 56.

Born in Birmingham, England, on May 20, 1963 of Iranian decent, Haddad performed in the Stratford Theater Festival in Stratford, Ontario for two years prior to establishing his career in voice acting.


Other than playing the iconic role of Rookie cop turned Super-Agent Leon Kennedy, Haddad's other works include Quicksilver of the X-Men Animated series, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros, Adventures of Tintin, Rescue Heroes among a few other projects.

Haddad was diagnosed with stage- three throat cancer. Despite having a tumor surgically removed, his vocal cords altered his voice.

Haddad's last completed role was for Daymare 1998, a Videogame that pays homage to the wildly successful, Resident Evil 2, which drops sometime this week.

Rest in Power, Paul and thanks for your brilliant work as one of gaming's most iconic characters.



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