Resident Evil Village actor Jeanette Maus passes away

‘The world lost a force of nature’

Actor Jeanette Maus, who the gaming community has already come to know through her upcoming role in Resident Evil Village, passed away on Sunday, January 24. She was 39.

Maus, who worked as an acting coach out of West Hollwood’s John Rosenfeld Studios, gave voice and character to the witches of the House of Dimitrescu, the sinister winery at the heart of Resident Evil’s newest chapter. The witches, known as “daughters” of house head Lady Dimitrescu, had already won favor of the fan community – long before Village has even seen its release.

Developer Capcom released a brief statement on Maus’ passing. “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.”

Maus studied acting at the Cornish College of Arts in Seattle, before moving into her vocation as actor and coach at John Rosenfeld, where she has plied her trade for the past decade. Maus’ colleagues at the studio offered a heartfelt tribute to their friend and co-worker, calling Maus “a force of nature” and “the best friend, the best teacher, and the best actor she could possibly be… Jeanette, we love you now and forever.”

We at Destructoid offer our sincere condolences to her friends and family.

Chris Moyse
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