Actor Sid Haig, known best for his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses" trilogy, has died at the age of 80.
His wife, Suzie, shared the sad news on his Instagram account on Monday. "On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next."
Of course Sid starred in "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects" and most recently, "3 From Hell," which is in theaters now. He was also in several other horror films and countless TV shows during his 50-plus year career.
Rob Zombie paid tribute to Haig in a Facebook post on Monday, sharing a photo of the last time they were together in March of 2018.
He wrote, "Last night I received a phone call I was dreading from Bill Moseley. He told me that our friend Sid Haig had died. It was shocking but unfortunately not unexpected. I’ve know for a long time how sick Sid was and what he was battling. Over the past year as I saw pictures of him still attending conventions I thought perhaps he had beat it, but last week when he returned to the hospital I feared the worst."
"Sid and I had a long talk on the day that he told me of his condition and he knew 3 From Hell would most likely be his last appearance on screen. Sadly it was. I knew it was very important to Sid that Captain Spaulding make one more round and he did. Sid's time in the film is brief. He was in rough shape that day, but he gave it his all and made his scene very memorable."
Zombie ended the post by saying, "The Captain is gone... but he will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sid."
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