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    John Cygan, the voice actor best known for his role as Solidus Snake, has passed away at 63 after a long battle with cancer. He died on Saturday at his home in Woodland Hills according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    In addition to Metal Gear Solid 2, he also portrayed characters in games like Final Fantasy XV, Mafia III, World of Warcraft: Legion, and Grand Theft Auto V. His work weren't restricted to video games either for he voiced characters in several Pixar films and played roles in TV shows like The X-Files as well.

    But for gamers, he will probably be remembered through his portrayal of Solidus Snake:


    Another reminder that it is a number of people's contributions woven together that make up a game into what it is. Contributors who, like everyone else, have to go through the cycle of life and death.

    John Cygan leaves behind his wife, Cathy, and two children.
     
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  3. MajinCubyan

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    Ah, cancer. Takin everyone. Rip. It's a shame, I'm sure he had plenty more to offer the world. Got to give MGS 2 a playthrough soon.

    Thanks for sharing this.
     
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    RIP. He will be remembered
     
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    TheVinAnator GBATemp's Greatest Vin
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    RIP, I gotta get to playing MGS soon enough. I also didn't know he was in FFXV? May the best be with him
     
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    RIP, eventhough I wasn't a fan it's still sad news!:( I guess his voice acting is 1 of few US dubbed (in case of asia games etc.) I could stand & that's noteworthy! Such a pity.
     
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  7. KlasseyKreations

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    RIP, will always remember you buddy :)
     
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    Cancer is a motherfucker. My heart goes out to his family.
    I survived my experience with the disease, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone... but I can't help but feel the 'survivors guilt' whenever I hear of anyone that wasn't as lucky as I was, especially when it's someone with a family and admired/appreciated by so many.
     
  9. RedoLane

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    Damnit, cancer. Go back to your own dimension!
     
  10. DinohScene

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    Oh damn :c

    RIP.
     
  11. chartube12

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    Didn't the temp have a thread about this a year ago and it turned out to be fake news? Gbatemp is becoming the next facebook of reporting deaths.
     
  12. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!
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    No, he actually died, sadly.
     
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    Well there goes another great voice actor, victim of fucking cancer... Rest In Peace, Solidus.
     
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    RIP.

    Man, i heard some time ago that another person that used to work for game industry died, victim of cancer too... can sound crazy but sometimes i think that the people that work for game industry are expose to suffer cancer i mean, being close from electronic devices for long time can trigger something real bad in you body...
     
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    Cancer does not necessarily arise from occupational hazards. Actually, mutated cells can be present in your body at any time. But with a healthy immune system, they don't cause any problem. But they can be a problem when they bypass the body's check and proliferate; this can occur to anyone but depending on the origin, causes vary from smoking, diet to genetics.
     
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    May he rest in peace..
     
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    RIP :(
    Fuck cancer.
     
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    RIP....killed by Jack the RIPper
     
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    Noctosphere Adoptive father of my kitty named Zelda
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    I never played these game, but I always feel a bit sad inside when a video game personality pass away
    RIP
     
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    I have no words to describe how sad this is :cry:
     
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    May you rest in peace.

    Cancer is one of the worst ways to go... :( I wish his family the best.
     
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