Mark Beaumont, Capcom's COO of North America and Europe, has tragically passed away.
The popular industry figure suffered a heart attack in the early hours of February 23rd.
He was promoted to the role of COO at Capcom in April 2008 having served as both senior vice president and executive vice president.
Beaumont was a well known figure in the international games industry, dedicating over a quarter of acentury to the sector.
Prior to his stint at Capcom, which started in 2005, Beaumont served as executive VP of publishing at Midway.
He also enjoyed successful spells at Warner Interactive, Activision, Data East, Mindscape, Psygnosis and Atari.