Capcom COO Mark Beaumont Dies

Capcom has announced that Mark Beaumont, its chief operating officer for North America and Europe, died suddenly this morning.

Mr. Beaumont was in his late 50s and was Capcom’s Executive Vice President and Head of North America, South American and European publishing. He joined Capcom in 2005 from Midway, where he had been the executive vice president for publishing at Midway before joining Capcom in 2005.

The cause of death was reported as a heart attack. Capcom declined to comment, but released this statement at 3:14 Pacific time:

Our COO and dear friend, Mark Beaumont, passed away this morning. This sudden loss has left us with deep sadness. 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.