Devil’s Rejects and 3 From Hell Star Sid Haig Dies

Horror Icon Sid Haig has passed away at the age of 80.

This sad news was announced on his Instagram today (23/09/19).


His roles have included acting in Jack Hill’s blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and the upcoming 3 From Hell.



News first broke of Haig’s hospitalisation when Haig’s wife Suzie added a message to fans in his Instagram account’s description (6/9/19), saying he was involved in some sort of accident but full details on what the accident was has yet to be announced .

Suzie wrote “SID HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT AND IS IN THE HOSPITAL IN ICU. EVERYONE PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM!!!!!! – SUZIE”

This was later updated on 7/9/19 to “Update coming soon. That is all for now. Please pray. Thank you all.”


Tributes have been paid online by many of the horror community including Rob Zombie.






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I was trying to remember the first time I met Sid and I think it was in 2000 when they did a signing for House of 1000 Corpses at Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in Pasadena. They gave out and signed mini posters with Universal’s logo on them before Universal parted ways with them. They were also in full costume! So I guess I first met Sid as Captain Spaulding! As a journalist I got to know him from doing a set visit on Devil’s Rejects, covering the SDCC panel, movie premiere and the cast signing at Hollywood Book and Posters. Then I got to know Sid even better on the convention circuit. He was always one of the first people there setting up his table and putting together his photo racks. It isn’t going to be the same without having him around at the shows. A fan favorite for sure. I’m just glad he is at peace now and no longer suffering. You will be missed sir. #sidhaig #captainspaulding #thedevilsrejects #houseof1000corpses

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3 from Hell will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 15, 2019.

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