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Resident Evil Fans Are Devastated Over Leon Kennedy Actor’s Death

Resident Evil fans from all over are flocking to Twitter after news broke that Leon Kennedy's original voice actor passed away.

With the news of Paul Haddad’s death spreading, Resident Evil fans from all over have been flocking to Twitter to share their memories of one of the voice actor’s most iconic roles.

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For those who are a bit out of the loop, here’s a quick recap. As we recently reported, Paul Haddad, the actor who voiced rookie Raccoon City Police Department cop Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, passed away earlier this week at the age of 56. The news was originally shared by Invader Studios, an Italian game development company that collaborated with Haddad on their 2019 title, Daymare: 1998. While a cause of death has not been confirmed, there are reports floating around that Paul was battling stage-3 throat cancer.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter is chock-full of reactions, heartfelt comments, and even some impressive fan art from gamers, many of whom have fond memories for the original Resident Evil 2 and Haddad’s voiceover performance.

https://twitter.com/MissSmeghead/status/1251277092043526144

https://twitter.com/armycop1973/status/1251297928729309184

While Haddad might best be remembered for his role in the original release of Resident Evil 2, he’s been credited with close to 50 different parts, per his IMDb page. Fans of children’s television shows from the ’90s and 2000s will be interested to hear that Paul had recurring roles in BabarRupertThe Adventures of TintinThe Busy World of Richard Scarry, and Franklin. Interestingly, he also voiced a handful of characters on X-Men: The Animated Series, including Quicksilver/Pietro Maximoff and Arkon.

While he might not have reprised his role as Leon S. Kennedy in future installments of the Resident Evil games, it’s quite clear that Haddad will not be forgotten anytime soon, and that his work has touched the hearts and minds of gamers all over.


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