Last Updated on October 12, 2023, 7:14 am
Ken Lally, an actor and voice artist who played the villain role of Albert Wesker in Resident Evil 5, tragically passed away on Tuesday, October 10, due to an unforeseen accident at the age of 52. No further information about the accident has been shared on social media.
Ken Lally was the incredibly talented voice behind characters like Smoke, Goro, and Shinnok in Mortal Kombat 9 and many other characters in various video games and media. He left behind his grieving family and the entertainment industry.
Eva La Dare also confirmed his passing through a Twitter post: “It’s still hard to believe. We will miss you and your incredible talent. He was taken from us too soon. Ken, I love you. Rest in peace.”
It’s still so hard to believe. We will miss you and your amazing talent. Gone way too soon.😔 Love you, Ken. Rest well. pic.twitter.com/e2hKeR2ClY
— Eva La Dare (@KarenShevaEva) October 10, 2023
Ken’s life encompassed both his personal and professional spheres. Until his untimely passing, he resided in Los Angeles with his wife, Stephanie McKean, leaving behind a legacy of talent and passion for the arts.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family, friends, and close companions. As of now, no public announcements have been made regarding his funeral and burial services.
About Ken Lally
Ken was born on August 11, 1971. He received his training at the University of Westminster and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, as well as at the National Shakespeare Conservatory and the London Classic Theatre School in New York City. Additionally, he holds a theatre B.A. from St. Lawrence University.
He took on the most challenging part of his career, portraying “Macbeth” in Las Vegas, where he performed in front of more than 3,000 spectators every night throughout the production’s highly successful and well-received month-long run.
In 1998, he found himself at Benny “The Jet” Urquidez’s “Jet’s Gym,” where Sensei Benny rapidly introduced him to stunt work and action acting. Since then, he has appeared in video games, TV shows, and movies, being killed or beaten up. Nearly 40 years ago, he began training martial arts.
Ken Lally, a versatile voice actor with many roles, significantly impacted various entertainment areas. You might remember his voice from the remakes of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, where he portrayed Robert Kendo. He also provided his voice as Albert Wesker in the video storyboards for Resident Evil 5, contributing to the game’s development. Additionally, he voiced Smoke in Mortal Kombat 9, the video game best known for the phrase “Where there is smoke, there is fire.”
Ken’s journey led him to Los Angeles, where he collaborated with instructor Cameron Thor to develop his film and television skills further. Some of his notable performances include his portrayal of “Greg” in “General Hospital,” a mob accountant working for the enigmatic “Sonny Corinthos,” and “The German,” a notorious supervillain, in the popular show “Heroes.”
Ken’s legacy will endure, and his loved ones will deeply miss him.Our prayers are with him as he rests in peace.
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