The original voice actor of Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2, Paul Haddad, has died

Resident Evil 2

Paul Haddad has died at the age of 56. The voice actor played Leon Kennedy in the PlayStation classic Resident Evil 2.

Invader Studios memorialized Haddad in a tweet posted on Friday morning. Haddad recently worked with the studio on Daymare: 1998, a survival horror game that pays homage to games like Resident Evil 2. It reads:

Paul Haddad, our dear friend and an icon among the¬†Resident Evil¬†community, has passed away recently. We’ve been truly honored to Paul Haddad, our dear friend and an icon among the RE community, has passed away recently. We’ve been truly honored to have the chance to meet and work with such a great man and a brilliant professional that He was. Rest in Peace Paul… You will live forever in our hearts.

Haddad was born in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1963. Aside from his work on RE2, he also voiced characters in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, X-Men, and the Free Willy animated series.

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