The gaming world is saddened to hear about the passing of 3 wonderfully talented voice actors just recently due to illness.
First was Paul Haddad, a Canadian talent better known as the voice actor of Leon Kennedy for the original Resident Evil 2. He died at the age of 56 and was said to have been struggling with throat cancer.
Invader Studios, an Italian Software house, tapped Haddad to work on Daymare:1998, a survival horror game inspired by the old school Resident Evil titles. The official Twitter account of Invader Studios posted a heartfelt message for Haddad a couple of days ago.
From Resident Evil to Days Gone, Portugese talent Filipe Duarte, who was the voice of lead protagonist Deacon St. John, also passed away due to a heart attack at the young age of 46.
Both Eric Jensen, the lead open world designer of Days Gone, and PlayStation Portugal posted tributes to Duarte, a decorated talent that has won multiple awards for his movie performances such as Entre os Dedos in 2008 and Cinzento e Negro in 2017.
Lastly, Keiji Fujiwara, who was the voice of Axel from Kingdom Hearts, Ardyn in Final Fantasy XV, and just recently Reno from Final Fantasy 7 Remake, passed away due to cancer at the age of 55. He was also the voice actor for Hiroshi Nohara in Crayon Shin-chan and Maes Hughes in Fullmeta Alchemist.
His management company, Air Agency, posted the official announcement on their website. Various Reddit threads have also popped up honoring the man behind such memorable performances.
They will surely be missed, Rest in Peace and may their families find comfort in such hard times.