Capcom announced today that COO Mark Beaumont suddenly died this morning. MCV's saying the cause of death was a heart attack, but Capcom's staying silent for now. The company's full statement is after the break.
"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."
Beaumont had been with Capcom since 2005. He was only in his late 50's, making his untimely passing all the more unfortunate.