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Capcom COO Mark Beaumont dies suddenly

Chief operating officer for North America and Europe has passed away

Capcom has announced that Mark Beaumont, its chief operating officer for North America and Europe, has suddenly passed away.

Mark Beaumont, Capcom's COO for North America and Europe, has passed away, Capcom has confirmed.

According to MCV Beaumont suffered a heart attack in the early hours of February 23rd.

Kotaku received the following statement from Capcom, "Our COO and dear friend, Mark Beaumont, passed away this morning. This sudden loss has left us with deep sadness.

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"Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones. We will remember him for his humor, passion and commitment to Capcom and our industry. He was a great leader and visionary and his spirit will carry on in everything that we do. Please join us in memory of Mark."

Beaumont was promoted to the role of COO at Capcom in April 2008 after serving as both senior vice president and executive vice president.