Following an eight-month struggle with colon cancer, Resident Evil Village voice actress Jeanette Maus died at the age of 39. Maus, who played multiple characters in Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil game, including one of the witch sisters that make up the daughters of the House of Dimitrescu, also suffered from Crohn’s disease and last year contracted COVID-19, information illustrated in a GoFundMe campaign set up by her fiancé, Dusty Warren, to help cover her medical expenses at the time.
Warren announced her passing in a tweet on Facebook, Per Deadline. “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,”It is with a shattered-yet grateful-heart that I inform you that Jeanette Maus passed away late last night due to cancer complications. “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.”
On Twitter, Capcom, the creator and publisher of the best-selling video game franchise, has shared its condolences. “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.”
The account for drama school John Rosenfeld Studios said in an Instagram post after her passing that Maus had “been part of the JRS family for nearly a decade and became part of the DNA of the studio as a student, teacher, coach and friend.”
Jeanette was genuinely an artist, and she was truly thankful that she was working as an artist. She had an indomitable spirit, and she was hungry to be the best person she could be, the best teacher, the best friend, the best actor.
“The world has lost a force of nature, and for a long time we will feel that. We are fortunate to have met her, and she has touched those of us who knew her. The immense pain I feel right now is calmed by the fact that I can witness how much you saw her and respected her. Because if you had missed that, it would have been a shame. We’re going to make sure we remember her and we’re going to keep her in our hearts”.
Maus ‘on-screen credits included Charm City Kings and My Effortless Genius, along with Lynn Shelton’s Your Girlfriend’s Sister, as both an actress and a director. She will feature in Resident Evil Village, the coming sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, as one of the voice talents behind the cast of characters.