Paul Haddad, the Voice Actor for Leon in Original Resident Evil 2, Passes Away at 56
At the age of 56, Paul Haddad has left his mark in the world of video games as the original voice actor for Leon in Resident Evil 2.
As the voice of Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2, actor Paul Haddad set the tone for one of the Resident Evil series’ most iconic characters that would appear in multiple installments down the line. Having brought a distinct voice to such a beloved character, Haddad left his mark on the series after unfortunately passing away this week.
Just received word that Paul Haddad passed away earlier this month. He was the voice actor of Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2. He also recently played a role in Daymare: 1998.
Rest In Peace. ❤︎ pic.twitter.com/2FRbQCEQgp
— Alex Aniel (@cvxfreak) April 17, 2020
Actor Paul Haddad, who was the original voice for Leon in RE2, has passed away at the age of 56, reportedly from throat cancer. The news of Haddad’s passing was confirmed by developer Invader Studios, who most recently worked with Haddad on the survival-horror game Daymare: 1998.
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. pic.twitter.com/o6gkMqX7SI
— Invader Studios™ (@InvaderDevs) April 17, 2020
Aside from his role as Leon in Resident Evil 2, Haddad had an extensive career that spanned decades across television and other mediums. Some his most notable work includes voice roles on X-Men: The Animated Series, MacGyver, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Babar, and many more.
Recorded this when I found out. A few words for Friend, Legend, and our ONE TRUE Leon, Paul Haddad. Rest easy brother. We love and THANK you…https://t.co/9AaVLSV1gb #re2 #residentevil2 #RIPpaulhaddad #capcom #biohazard2 #leonkennedy #re2remake #legend #biohazard
— Nick Apostolides (@Nik_apostolides) April 17, 2020
From all of us here at DualShockers, we express our deepest regrets and condolences to the family and friends of Paul Haddad for his passing.