Tragedy strikes the world of video games and Resident Evil, as acting teacher and Resident Evil Village actress Jeanette Maus has passed away at the age of 39 after a battle with colon cancer.
The news was broken by John Rosenfeld Studios on Instagram where Maus worked, as well as Capcom themselves sharing the sad news via Twitter.
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. pic.twitter.com/zG1K6BrkY0
— Capcom Dev 1 (@dev1_official) January 28, 2021
As reported by Deadline — Maus, whose career includes starring in Charm City Kings and My Effortless Brilliance, was tapped to play several roles in the new Resident Evil sequel “Resident Evil Village”. Among the most important roles in the game was playing one of the witch sisters who make up the daughters of the House of Dimitrescu. Unfortunately for Maus, she suffered from Crohn’s disease in addition to contracting the coronavirus last year, which led to a GoFundMe campaign set up by her fiance Dusty Warren to help with her medical expenses.
“It is with a shattered-yet grateful-heart that I inform you that Jeanette Maus passed away late last night due to complications of cancer,” Warren wrote on Facebook. “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.”
You can see some of Maus acting in the latest trailer to Resident Evil Village, which was released last week during the RE Showcase event.
Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7.