Resident Evil Village actress Jeanette Maus has died aged 39 after battling colon cancer.
Maus also fought Crohn’s disease and COVID-19 in 2020, she received the support of fans via its GoFundMe campaign.
Her fiance, Dusty Warren confirmed the heartbreaking news on social media, writing, “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 “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.”
Capcom also paid its respects via Twitter, writing, “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 also had a long cooperation with John Rosenfeld Studios, whose owner posted a tribute to her on social media.
“Our hearts are broken today. Jeanette has been part of the JRS family for almost a decade and became part of the studio’s DNA as a student, teacher, coach, and friend,” … “Jeanette was truly an artist, and felt truly grateful to live as an artist. 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. We are lucky to have known her, and she has touched all of us that knew her.”
Resident Evil Village is releasing worldwide May 7, 2021, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, old-gen consoles, and Steam. Jeanette Maus fans can expect to see a touching tribute in the credits of the game.