September 23, 2019 12:34 pm

A few weeks ago, it was reported that legendary film actor Sid Haig had an “accident” and was in the hospital’s ICU. His wife, Suzie, later took to Instagram to update fans and let us all know that he was doing better.

This morning, we woke up to the terribly sad news that Haig has passed on. He was 80 years old. His wife shared this message on IG.

“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. 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. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.”

While many younger horror fans know him from Rob Zombie’s films, one of Haig’s first ever horror movies was way back in 1967, Jack Hill’s Spider Baby or, the Maddest Story Ever Told, a film that heavily inspired Zombie’s works. Zombie would eventually cast Haig in his Universal Pictures-produced and Lionsgate-released House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) where he would become the horror icon known as Captain Spaulding. He would star in its popular sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, before making a minor cameo in this fall’s just-released 3 From Hell. His recent decline in health was the reason for his short appearance in the latter.

Sid’s other genre projects include Galaxy of Terror, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Night of the Living Dead 3D, Halloween (2007), The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Dark Moon Rising, Creature, The Lords of Salem, Hatchet III, Death House, Bone Tomahawk, High on the Hog and Hanukkah.

We send our thoughts and prayers to Haig’s family and friends. Haig appeared in nearly 150 projects in his life, and we will celebrate his career until the end of ours. We’ll miss you, Sid.

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This post was written by Nadia Vella