We’re sad to share the news of Earl Boen’s passing. The famous character actor passed away in his Hawaii home at the age of 81. Sadly, Boen was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in Fall 2022.

Boen will be most familiar to gamers as the voice of Captain LeChuck in the Monkey Island series. Outside of that, Boen also lent his talents to other games such as World of Warcraft expansions, and Hekima the Wise in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Our hearts go out to all those who are impacted by the loss of Boen. His contributions to gaming, along with the silver and small screens alike, will be remembered for decades and decades to come.

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1+ y ago

Read about this news over on Nintendo Life. Very sad.
RIP Mr Boen.


1+ y ago

I didn't know his name or that he was in Monkey Island and other video games. But I recognize that face, he was one of those actors that was in lots of things. I know he was in the first 2 Terminator movies. RIP Earl Boen.

He made a very brief appearance in Terminator 3 as well. Say what you will about the film, but I thought it was a humorous scene.