Resident Evil Village actor Jeanette Maus dies aged 39

Jeanette Maus passes at 39
(Image credit: Capcom)

An IMDB headshot of Jeanette Maus

(Image credit: IMDB)

Jeanette Maus, the actor who lent her voice to Resident Evil Village's bug-skinned witches, died earlier this month.

The actor behind several different characters in this year's Resident Evil—including the sinister "daughters" that accompany fan-favourite giantess Lady Dimitrescu—had been diagnosed with colon cancer last April, according to a GoFundMe campaign that was set up to help with medical expenses.

Tweeting from its Dev 1 account earlier this morning, Capcom said it was "deeply saddened" by her passing, expressing condolences to the late actor's surviving family.

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Beyond giving terrifying life to Dimitrescu's accomplices, Maus was an accomplished acting coach in West Hollywood, sported acting roles in films like 2020's Charm City Kings, and was credited with writing 2008's My Effortless Brilliance. While Resident Evil Village would have been her first game acting credit, the RE community has shown an outpouring of support for the late actor in Capcom's replies.

"Jeanette was truly an artist and felt truly grateful to live as an artist," John Rosen Studios, where Maus taught, wrote on Instagram. "She had an indomitable spirit and was hungry to be the best person, the best teacher, the best friend and the best actor she could be. The world lost a force of nature, and we will be feeling that for a long time."

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that complications involving COVID-19 and Crohn's disease were the cause of death.

Natalie Clayton
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20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.