Resident Evil Village actress passes away at 39

Andrew Highton
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All the excitement and anticipation for Resident Evil Village has taken a backseat as one of the game’s key voice actresses has passed away. Jeanette Maus was only 39 when she sadly lost her battle with colon cancer.

Jeanette Maus was the voice behind The Witches who are a central part of Resident Evil 8’s narrative as antagonists, and a variety of other characters. She sadly succumbed to her illness on Sunday night.

Jeanette had accumulated a portfolio of acting credits during her career including the 2008 dark comedy Effortless Brilliance, the 2011’s My Sister’s Sister, and last year she featured in Charm City Kings, an American drama.

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The timing is particularly unfortunate as social media has been incredibly receptive of The Witches in Capcom’s upcoming survival-horror shooter.

Capcom have naturally shown great class with the situation and paid tribute to Jeanette Maus.

Here is there official statement:

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“We here at Capcom R&D 1 are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Jeanette Maus, the talented actress who helped bring several different characters, including our witches to the world in Resident Evil Village.”

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“Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones.”

The John Rosenfeld Studios drama school, that Jeanette taught at, broke the news and posted their condolences in the process.

We imagine that between now and the official release of Resident Evil Village, Capcom is going to add some sort of tribute to Jeanette that players will see at the beginning, and possibly the end, of the game.

If you would like to donate and help her family, Jeanette’s fiancee has set up a GoFundMe page where people can contribute to help them out. We wish them all the very best.

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Image credits: Capcom, Fusion Movies, John Rosenfield Studios

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