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