Horror Icon Sid Haig Dead At 80

By Regina Star

September 23, 2019

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The horror genre lost one of its legends with the unfortunate death of actor Sid Haig. He was 80.

According to TMZ, Haig, who was famous for his roles in films like Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, died this weekend, his wife, Suzie, confirmed in a post on his personal Instagram account. "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," she wrote in a statement.

"He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be," she added. "He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected."

Earlier this month, Suzie revealed Haig had been taken to the ER after suffering a nasty spill at his home, and subsequently suffered a lung infection after vomiting in his sleep as he recovered. Per the site, an unspecified accident later caused him to be hospitalized and transferred to the intensive care unit.

Haig's passing was met with an outpouring of love and condolences from the horror community, including Zombie, who celebrated his longtime collaborator with a touching memorial of the late star in character as the iconic Captain Spaulding, writing, "Gone but not forgotten."

See how other fans are taking the sad news on social media below.

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Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten.

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