Paul Haddad Wiki – Paul Haddad Biography
Paul Haddad was an actor and voice actor, he has died at the age of 56. During his decades-long career, Haddad performed in many different roles, and he is best known as being the voice of Leon S. Kennedy in the video game Resident Evil 2. He was also the voice of Uncle Arthur in the children’s show Babar.
His death was confirmed on April 17 by Invader Studios, saying “Paul Haddad, our dear friend, and an icon among the [Resident Evil] community, has passed away recently. We’ve been truly honored to have the chance to meet and work with such a great man and a brilliant professional that he was. Rest in peace Paul. You will live forever in our hearts.”
Paul Haddad Early Life, Career
Haddad was born on May 20, 1963, in Birmingham, England. He moved to Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He also graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada. He was living in Toronto, Canada, at the time of his death.
A fan on Twitter posted a clip from Resident Evil 2, and it shows off Leon S. Kennedy, who was voiced by Haddad:
Paul Haddad Facebook
In the Facebook post, Haddad revealed the struggles that he was facing. He said for the past eight years, he had been dealing with physical, emotional, mental and financial issues, and that he was suffering from loneliness. He said, “I thank God for the love of my Mother, Brother, and Sister.”
Paul Haddad Illnes
Haddad also said that he suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and that it was the worst it had been in 30 years. He spoke about using a DBS device to treat his OCD, but it had to be removed because of an emergency. Here is the entire Facebook post:
Paul Haddad Death and Cause of Death
Haddad’s cause of death has not been officially confirmed, as well as the date of his death. Comicbook.com has reported that the actor was suffering from throat cancer.
Paul Haddad GOFundMe
Just over two months ago, Paul shared his health struggles with his Facebook friends, and he started a GoFundMe account to raise funds for neurosurgery. A total of $4,528 has been raised in the effort.
“I never thought I’d arrive at this desperate and devastating milestone in my life. The past 8 years have been an incredible struggle, Healthwise, Emotionally, Mentally and Definitely Financially. I feel isolated, alone, sad that I’ve lost dear friends from long ago and for over 7 years I’ve has practically insurmountable obstacles preventing me from working, loving, giving and above all Living a Full, productive, rewarding Life. I thank God for the love of my Mother, Brother, and Sister. And a handful of Angelic Friends. I’ve suffered from severe OCD since the age of 12. I’ve hidden it all my life. Suffered in silence. Back then, there was no treatment. About 7 years ago I discovered that there was going to be a trial study of a revolutionary new device, something out of Blade Runner, an implant in specific areas of the brain that treat the specific mental disorder, be it Anorexia, Parkinson’s, Deep Depression, OCD and various forms of Addiction. DBS had made its entrance into the forefront of Medical and Mental Health Treatment. I was accepted into the Study funded by St Jude’s in Chicago. Manufacturers of the DBS Devices.
I would become the 30th human on this planet to have this Cutting edge yet unproven treatment for severe mental health issues.
For 5 years, what changed dramatically was I no longer needed to take Antianxiety meds. Like Clonazepam. Maybe 1 tablet every week or so. Instead of 2mgs daily. I concluded that the DBS Device didn’t eradicate or erase an iota of the obsessive thoughts OCD so insidiously prays upon your Psyche. Instead, it dramatically diminished the anxiety felt, the Panic, the dread, the fear you may die because you can’t stop the endless loop of thoughts and would be forever plagued by them.
Essentially, the Obsessive thoughts remained, but the Compulsions to respond to that thought, for me it was 10-12 hours of mad binge cleaning, cleaning things that even had a hint I’d possibly being unclean. After the DBS Procedure, I reduced my Complusive behaviors, the incessant washing, cleaning, avoiding and hiding by almost 60%.
Every 2 years we had our battery replacement. My 3 was scheduled for last October 2019. I could have chosen the newer 10-year long battery but that one you needed to charge several times daily and I was not in a reliable frame of mind so I opted for the old school device battery that lasted 2 years but needs no patient maintenance whatsoever.
On surgery day, things didn’t work out as planned. In post-op after my 80-minute battery replacement procedure, I developed a massive hematoma. My nurse freaked. My doctors were aligned to discharge me within the hour. I felt week. Turns out during the morning surgery an artery was knocked and I had begun bleeding out internally. 5 hours later I woke up in recovery. I had a full-on Brain Surgery Procedure to save my life.
I lived another day.
About 8 days after returning home, I felt weak, lethargic and generally couldn’t lift my head from my pillow. Where the battery had inserted an enormous boil had begun to develop. Practically looked like a botched breast implant. I was in excruciating pain. Finally, a few weeks later I got a follow up with my DBS Surgeons and to address my severe inflammation in my chest and neck and head. Pain. Throbbing.
Low and behold, I had a massive Infection and was immediately placed on heavy IV antibiotics. For a month. The infection didn’t diminish or subside. It got work. They extended the Antibiotics another 2 weeks. Finally, the lead surgeon, the renowned Dr. Andres Lozano, a North American Pioneer of DBS Surgery determined my infection had most likely spread to the wire and chip in my brain and immediate removal of the entire DBS Device was essential.
I’m now DBS Free. My OCD is back at an all-time high. And I’m falling down the Rabbit hole.
My career is at a complete Standstill. I haven’t dated or had a lover in 10 years. I’m single, middle-aged, broke, lonely, with the exception of my Mother, Brother and Sister and a handful of heaven-sent friends who have shown me compassion I didn’t know existed.
ODSP is much appreciated but after my rent is coveted, I have under $500 for all my other expenses for the month. I’m too uncentered and frightened to hold down a retail or waiting tables job. My OCD is at its worse in 30 years.
I have a brilliant Psychiatrist. Dr Brian. He’s saved my Life and Ass on numerous occasions.
I’ll forge ahead. Gradually. Perhaps one day ACT again!
Love Again! Love again!
Love to all of you,
I’m in debt. I can rarely afford a coffee at Starbucks and I need their free Wifi. Lol.
Just want to heal, pay off a few small loans from beloved friends who can barely support their own families. In not looking to travel. Actually, I haven’t flown anywhere since prior to 9/11. Not because of that horrifying tragic day. I’ve just been broke as a Churchmouse!
I thank every one of you for taking the time to read my very first Personal Reveal. I’d be forever grateful for any support anyone can manage. I’m ashamed of being in this situation. But I have to fight to survive and today I’m fighting.
God Bless You All!
Many Resident Evil fan tributes
One fan, Alex, tweeted:
I just received word that Paul Haddad passed away earlier this month. He was the voice actor of Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2. He also recently played a role in Daymare: 1998.
Rest In Peace. ❤︎
He said, “Just received word that Paul Haddad passed away earlier this month. He was the voice actor of Leon S. Kennedy in the original Resident Evil 2. He also recently played a role in Daymare: 1998. Rest In Peace.”
One fan tweeted:
No Context Resident Evil
Paul Haddad, the voice actor of Leon in Resident Evil 2 has passed away.
The original RE2 was the first game of the franchise I’ve played and even if i didn’t understand English at that time, I remember his voice saying “Get Down” like if it was yesterday.
Thank you, Paul 🙏🏻
They said, “Paul Haddad, the voice actor of Leon in Resident Evil 2, has passed away. The original RE2 was the first game of the franchise I’ve played and even if I didn’t understand English in that time, I remember his voice saying ‘Get Down’ as if it was yesterday. Thank you, Paul.”
A fan named James tweeted:
James Hollifield – Steinmann (BBMACK)
RIP PAUL HADDAD. The voice of Leon in RE2 1998. Your performance was one of the reasons Leon became one of my favorite characters of the series and helped shaped the portrayals of Leon afterward.
“I will always remember you. Goodbye…”