Actress Jeanette Maus, who voiced several characters in the upcoming Resident Evil 8 Village, has passed away. She was the talent behind of one of the witch sisters that makes up the daughters of House Dimitrescu.
Jeanette Maus was known for not only her voice work, but also her appearance in Charm City Kings and co-writing the 2008 film My Effortless Brilliance. Maus was one of the many voice talents called upon to make up one of Resident Evil 8 Village‘s characters. She also had several, not-yet-released movies including Casting Call which is a TV movie, My Fiona, and the TV series Stellar People.
Maus died on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 of complications from colon cancer after battling it for eight months. The actress had Crohn’s disease and had recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 as well, according to a GoFundMe page that was setup to help with her many medical bills. She was 39 years old. She is survived by her fiancé, Dusty Warren. Capcom tweeted about the tragic loss on the 27th of January, 2021.
Not only was she one of the witch sisters in Resident Evil 8 Village that the internet has been fawning over, but Maus was also an acting coach and audition coach at the John Rosenfeld Studios school for young actors. The studio released a statement, writing that “Jeanette was truly an artist and felt truly grateful to live as an artist.” She was raised in the American northwest and was an alumni of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she studied acting and theater. She was being treated for her colon cancer at City of Hope in Los Angeles.
Resident Evil Village is a first-person survival horror video game that is about a house of blood-drinking vampire women who are also wine-makers. They are known to put “special” additives in their wines, giving them unique flavors. These vampire-like ladies are ruled over by the eight-foot-tall vampire matron Lady Dimitrescu, who called the witch-vampires her daughters.
Maus played one of these ghoulish yet beautiful women, giving fans of the genre something to be excited about in RE8. The witch ladies became something of a meme online, with plenty of fans trying to decide if they should cower or ask one of the scary daughters of Dimitrescu on a date. Resident Evil Village is slated to be released in May of 2021, with a playable mini-demo available now on the PS5 only. Another playable demo will be made available in Spring of 2021.
Resident Evil 8 Village will be available on May 7 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.