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Haddad was best known for playing Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, which was met with critical acclaim when it launched in 1998 and spawned a successful remake.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

April 17, 2020

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Resident Evil 2 voice actor Paul Haddad has passed away. Word of his death had spread on social media, and was eventually confirmed by Invader Studios, which recently worked with Haddad on horror title Daymare: 1998

Haddad was best known for playing Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, which was met with critical acclaim when it launched in 1998 and spawned a successful remake.

He also appeared in a number of television shows and movies, voicing a number of characters in The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, X-Men, and Free Willy animated series. 

"Paul Haddad, our dear friend and an icon among the Resident Evil community, has passed away recently," said Invader on Twitter. "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."

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Chris Kerr

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Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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