The Resident Evil series has resurfaced in recent years – with Capcom remaking and re-releasing a number of classic entries. There have even been rumours about more remakes, and a completely new game, in recent weeks.

With this in mind, it's incredibly sad to hear Paul Haddad – the voice of Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2 – has passed away at the age of 56. The cause of death has not been revealed. Invader Studios – an indie software house located in Italy – who had recently worked with Haddad on a survival horror homage to Resident Evil, paid tribute to him via Twitter:

Haddad may have been best known within the gaming community for playing one of the main characters in Resident Evil 2, but he also had an acting career in film, television and featured in cartoons like The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3.

The original Resident Evil 2 game was released on the first PlayStation in 1998, got ported across to Nintendo 64, Dreamcast and Windows the following year, and eventually arrived on GameCube in 2003.

On behalf of the Nintendo Life community, our condolences go out to Paul's family and friends.

[source kotaku.com.au]