Like some other people here I mainly know Paul from voicing Leon S Kennedy in the video game Resident Evil 2. I first played the game when it was new and I was only 8 years at the time. Through the years I have continually played it and enjoyed it every time.
Some people might see video games and voice actors as something insignificant, but Resident Evil 2 and of course Pauls voice for Leon is something very special. His contribution to the game is very noteworthy, he has a determined and strong voice and just simply gives life to the character. You sense that Leon is a rookie police officer but that he takes his assignment to heart and does what he can during a zombie outbreak.
I remember practically every line of dialog Paul spoke and I sometimes quote them here or there and have done so through the years. Just a short time before writing this I finished Resident Evil 2 for what must probably be the 10th time and thought to myself, I wonder what Paul is up to these days. Then I read the news and it was a bit unfortunate to say the least.
I would have liked to have seen Paul in more prominent voice acting roles as he had a lot of potential as a voice actor. I wasnt too fond of the other actors portraying Leon in future installments and have always seen Pauls interpretation as the gold standard.
I hope his family and his friends will be able to cope with this loss, as with every human being theres a lot more to every one than meets the eye and even though I only knew Paul through his voice acting, Im sure he was a nice person and a fascinating individual. Rest in piece dear Paul, you will be remembered and missed.
Jakob from Sweden