[ATTACH=CONFIG]21357[/ATTACH]Jim French, the voice actor behind Bill in the Left 4 Dead games, passed away on December 21 at the age of 89.

French brought a force and a life to Bill that immediately made him my go-to choice any time my friends and I played a game of Left 4 Dead. He continued to breathe life into Bill for a special mission in Payday.

French also provided the voice for Father Grigori in Half-Life 2. He was the lone Fisherman in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast. Dota 2 players will know him best as the voice of the Elder Titan.

Back in 1959, long before acting in games was ever even a thought, French was a morning radio DJ for KIRO in Seattle. He also created Imagination Theater, a production company that created modern takes on radio dramas. To his credit, French produced over 800 of these shows. Imagination Theatre closed down in March 2017 due to French's age and undisclosed health issues.

From my understanding, syndicated broadcasts of French's work can still be found on over 120 stations throughout North America in addition to XM Satellite Radio.