Robert Guillaume, voice actor of Eli Vance, dies aged 89

R.I.P. Now people can mourn his death the way we did with Eli.


Given how old some Half-Life voice actors are, I knew this was going to happen eventually. Still doesn’t make me feel better about losing one of them. At least he lived a long life and he’ll always have a place in the hearts of Half-Life fans as well as many others. May he rest in peace.

Goodbye, dear Eli, and R.I.P.



Thank goodness Gordon Freeman’s voice actor didn’t die or we’d never have HL3.

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“We’ll uh…we’ll talk later, Freeman.”

That he voiced Half-Life 2’s Eli Vance.
What a pity!
But he lived a long life and left an impressive offspring.

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