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Half-Life 2 Actor Passed Away
Filed under: HALF-LIFE 2

Here's a bit of sad news, I'm afraid. Actor Robert Culp, who gave his voice to the character of Dr Wallace Breen in Valve's Half-Life 2, passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Apparently, Culp fell down while walking near his home in Los Angeles, as reported by LA Times.

Apart from his role in Half-Life 2, Culp's career encompassed more than 50 years on TV and in film - you can learn more about that here.


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Reader Comments
Marku5K Mar 25 2010, 03:28 am EDT
im_stardust Mar 25 2010, 03:51 am EDT
Not unexpected... by the time episode 3 ships, all HL2 voice actors will be dead.

It's just that it takes so much time to make this episode, people are dying from old age, that's all I meant ...

Ftmch Mar 25 2010, 04:02 am EDT
Did he fall down because he died, or did he die because he fell? if so, that's a pretty crappy way to die.

Fuckd__4_Life Mar 25 2010, 04:20 am EDT
Oh, damn. RIP Robert Culp. Your lying and deceiving voice will be missed in the Half Life project, that is you know, if the fatass you worked with bends a little and makes another title.

Seriously, RIP.
Un Om Bun [STAFF] Mar 25 2010, 04:29 am EDT
Damn, he'll never know how the HL saga will end. Gabe, you got blood on your hands.
optimus slime Mar 25 2010, 04:30 am EDT

I hope Gordon's voice actor doesnt die till HL 3
  Vodoo: haha
CSM Louis: You mean the person that does the crow bar swinging m…
optimus slime: Really? Must have been me then pretending to voice hi…
Vodoo: not the brightest bulb in the bunch is he ?
Terminator Mar 25 2010, 04:32 am EDT
Stardust might be right, every voice actor could be dead by the time HL 3 is made. RIP Robert Culp.
Vodoo Mar 25 2010, 05:22 am EDT
who's Wallace Breen ?

seriously, it's like one of ATtrip visitors dropping dead, who will notice ?
  Fuckd__4_Life: There is a picture of him on the post, you cold heart…
S.Plissken: dear gods! Vodoo! Your still alive!? we all thought y…
Vodoo: i love myself when i make people angry.
S.Plissken: nah not angry was either that or a remark that everyo…
danishpussy Mar 25 2010, 05:33 am EDT
I wonder if he was/is going to reappear for Episode 3 / Half Life 3.
  Un Om Bun: I think not, but they'll still use his death as an ex…
Cheddar: His death seemed pretty final to me. Breen fulfilled…
danishpussy: I didn't mean he was still alive, but that he might a…
Cheddar Mar 25 2010, 05:53 am EDT
You nerds need to learn a little patience. Unless you're worried about dropping dead in the next couple of years, it's safe to say we'll all get to play Episode 3 (or Half-Life 3, if that's what it ends up being) eventually.
  Fuckd__4_Life: Taking into consideration that HL3 is going on the pa…
The Bruce: Except unlike 3DRealms, Valve didn't disappear into t…
Cheddar: Exactly the retort I was about to make myself, Bruce.…
Alchi: Hey - they're gonna upgrade source? Know anything a…
Vodoo: it has been carrying on for a while so if it will be …
Cheddar: Alchi, all I know is that Newell has been quoted as s…
im_stardust Mar 25 2010, 07:04 am EDT
They couldn't care less, they make a shit load of money only from Left 4 Dead, fat fuck bastards.
Cheddar Mar 25 2010, 08:18 am EDT
Valve makes a shitload of money from everything they make.

The benefits of 1.) being a fucking awesome studio, and 2.) being your own publisher.
Mr. Furious Mar 25 2010, 08:35 am EDT
R.I.P. Robert Culp.

He was a great actor and I remember him in a show called "American Hero".

He will be missed.

Oddly enough, my Microsoft keyboard died yesterday. Using my laptop and trying get get a Logitech wireless keyboard now.

These are dark days indeed.
Moesha [STAFF] Mar 25 2010, 09:10 am EDT
How many times do we have to retread this path? Episode 3 takes a crap load of time and effort to create because almost everything in the Half Life games are scripted. The Left for Dead games use the AI director to determine when and how many zombies get thrown at you. So you build some maps, record some audio and off you go.
Granted I am making this a bit TOO black and white but the point it Ep 3 is taking longer because it Half Life add ons take longer.
  Vodoo: green actually.
finaleve Mar 25 2010, 09:51 am EDT
Half-Life always takes forever. You all should know that and you damn well know that when they release the damn god.

My only complaint is that they don't release any information. It's been 2 years, we need a tease god dammit. HL2 was released what...6 years ago?
GrgoljBlaster Mar 25 2010, 10:10 am EDT
R.I.P. :(
thestewieman Mar 25 2010, 12:18 pm EDT
that's actually pretty shitty.
izihbo Mar 25 2010, 06:00 pm EDT
Hopefully he was finished with the voice acting for ep3 already... R.I.P.


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