Far Cry 3 voice actor has died

Dr. Alec Earnhardt actor Martin Kevan dead at 66 after brief battle with cancer.

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Far Cry voice actor Martin Kevan died in Montreal on May 1 after a brief battle with cancer. Kevan played Dr. Alec Earnhardt in last year's Far Cry 3. He was 66.

"To a consummate and polyvalent Montrealer, talented writer and actor, raconteur with your embracive and humanitarian approach to life, family and friends, Adieu," reads a line from his obituary (via The Montreal Gazette).

Kevan studied commerce at McGill University in Quebec, where his acting career blossomed. Prior to lending his voice to Ubisoft's Far Cry series, Kevan performed in a number of roles for stage and screen.

Kevan starred in 1978's short film Happiness Is Loving Your Teacher, in which he played a physically disabled substitute teacher faced with a class of unruly students.

A funeral ceremony for Kevan will be held Friday in Montreal.

Discussion

68 comments
June-GS
June-GS

Jeez. What the hell kind of cancer is that??

I suppose, I shouldn't be too surprised. A dear uncle of mine died of cancer just as quickly. If not even more so...

R.I.P., good sir.

surferosh
surferosh

playing Far Cry 3 at the moment and have already met the good Doctor...

may his soul rest in peace.... 

botsio
botsio

May his soul rest in peace.at least he lives on in far cry 3's world.

Mackan52
Mackan52

*sigh* one of the more memorable ones.

GKKevan
GKKevan

Thanks, guys. He was my uncle. He was awesome.

He'd be pleased to hear how you enjoyed his performance. He had a heck of a lot of fun making the game.

SkytheWiz1
SkytheWiz1

I think this may be the single most sympathetic and encouraging list of comments on GameSpot. :)

RIP, Martin Kevan, and condolences to the family.

digitaldevil624
digitaldevil624

Dr. earnhardt was my favorite character in farcry3, obviously unstable but willing to do everything he can to help you and your friends. R.I.P. Mr. Kevan

Trident001
Trident001

Sorry for his family. R.I.P. Mr. Kevan

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

I read the title, and I don't know why... but I cried.. for about 2 seconds.
I f*cking love him.


Rest in peace.

RondoMachete
RondoMachete

R.I.P sir,you brought Dr hernhardt to life and you will be missed but you will live on forever in Far Cry 3. Thank you.

tightwad34
tightwad34

I just hope you are in a better place. At least we got to experience him in a great game before we lost him. We will always remember your work, and more important, you.

RonTorque
RonTorque

May your soul rest in peace, amen.

tmrtyn
tmrtyn

What a bummer, I hadn't heard much about him, but he seems like an awesome guy...

Dr. Earnhardt was by far my favorite character in Farcry 3. Thanks Kevan - R.I.P.

TheEveryMan
TheEveryMan

I hope he didn't look like that in reality, because it seems as though they based the character on him and didn't give the man his dues. You did a great job with bringing Earnhardt to life, and I hope that you may RIP.

rktPYZQShWz
rktPYZQShWz

RIP, Dr. Alec Earnhardt was a fantastic character.

gtandiono
gtandiono

i loved him in the way that he is the mellow/drug induced version of that professor from Back to the Future.

RIP Martin Kevan

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

One of my favorite characters in Far Cry 3. Its really sad to hear this news. I'll have to play through the game again to hear his acting.

UrbanTracker
UrbanTracker

R.I.P, loved his voice-over, will always be remembered for the character he portrayed in Far Cry 3.

julzeverne
julzeverne

Damn. He was my favorite character from that story.

Saketume
Saketume

Easy to forget how much a voice actor can do for a game or animated character.

Cancer is a horrible way to go.

DrKill09
DrKill09

(to the ad at the start of the vid)  Fuck you, Truth.  I love to smoke.  My grandpa was a heavy smoker, and he died with lung and prostate cancer.  He did not smoke cigarettes in his ass.  Everyone gets cancer at some point.  Cigarettes are not the only cause.  So FUCK YOU.

In response to the actual news article, this sucks.  I loved that character! 

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Rest in peace, Mr. Kevan.  Your performance will be fondly remembered.

pozium
pozium

This is so sad. But he would always be remembered as a talented voice in Far Cry 3. Always. RIP

Psycold
Psycold

He was great at his job and I really loved his character, R.I.P. 

MrNachobro
MrNachobro

Oddly enough i am on my first play through on FC3 currently. I will remember this at every character interaction. R.I.P.

KidRapper
KidRapper

RIP Kevan sir, you were a one of my favourite characters in FarCry 3. 

Hope you're in a better place now...

EliOli
EliOli

So sad.  66 is relatively young.  Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

RoOhDiNi
RoOhDiNi

Damn it! I loved that guy - or at least his virtual performance.

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

@GKKevan Now who is going to have you for sex. I feel sorry for your loss. 

GKKevan
GKKevan

@TheEveryMan That's him in the 'Voices of Insanity' video. The character in the game looks like him, but skinnier, older, and with a different chin. It was motion-captured from him, though the motion-capture suit had fewer capture points than some I've seen, which I think is part of why his movements are kinda odd in the game.

675T
675T

@DrKill09 Cigarettes are not the only cause, but they significantly increase the probability of getting cancer. The main pathways that cause cancer in different organs are very similar to each other, so if there is a chemical in cigarette that binds to a tumor suppressor protein it can cause cancer on all cell types that use the same protein.