Tributes paid to Resident Evil Village actor Jeanette Maus after losing battle to cancer
Her performance will live on in the upcoming game - RIP Jeanette
Capcom, friends & family and the gaming community have paid tribute to a talented actor who sadly died recently after an eight-month battle with colon cancer.
Jeanette Maus, whose provided her voice acting talent to the upcoming Resident Evil Village game launching in May, died on Sunday (January 24th), she was just 39-years-old. A GoFundMe page had been set up, called 'Help Jeanette Kick Cancer's Ass' which was helping to pay for medical bills - with people still donating to the page as we speak, taking the total to over $53k.
Her latest role working in the game industry was bringing the 'witches' to life in Capcom's upcoming survival horror game.
A statement on social media from Jeanette's fiancé, Dusty Warren, read: “It is with a shattered-yet grateful-heart that I inform you that Jeanette Maus passed away late last night [Sunday] due to complications of cancer.
"I'm really sad, but I’m super proud of her. She fought so hard, with tremendous grace and optimism, inspiring myself and I’m sure many of you."
Jeanette, who also suffered from Crohn's Disease, had enjoyed success in a number of movie roles including Your Sister's Sister and, more recently, Charm City Kings.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">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. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones. <a href="https://t.co/zG1K6BrkY0">pic.twitter.com/zG1K6BrkY0</a></p>— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) <a href="https://twitter.com/dev1_official/status/1354626845954592775?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 28, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
A spokesperson from the Capcom Dev 1 team posted: "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. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones."
Resi Evil fans have already taken to social media to pay their respects following the sad news.
Suzi Hunter (@TheSphereHunter) said: "Jeanette Maus, rest in peace, queen. So many people already love and adore the character you helped bring to life.
"You’re a legend in the RE community without even knowing it. Rest in peace."
@gamergreaserx said: "She brought such an amazing work to RE Village! Her amazing work and legacy will always live on, especially in the new resident evil game. It breaks my heart to know she passed away. My condolences to her family and friends"