• Sid Haig, 'House of 1,000 corpses,' 'Jackie Brown' actor dies

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    You may not know his name, but fans of two distinct genres of films may know his characters. 

    Sid Haig who appeared in horror films like  "House of 1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" and blaxploitation films like "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" died Saturday, Entertainment Weekly reported.

    Haig's death was announced on his wife, Susan Oberg's, Instagram account Monday.

     

    Oberg wrote on social media earlier this month that Haig had been in an accident, but didn't say what exactly happened at that time, Entertainment Weekly reported.

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    Haig's career stretched back to the early '70s with appearances in George Lucas' "THX 1138," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "Jackie Brown" where Quentin Tarantino wrote a role of a judge specifically for Haig, The Wrap reported

    But he may be most well known for the Rob Zombie trilogy "House of 1,000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects" and "3 From Hell" where he played Captain Spaulding, a clown makeup-wearing leader of the Firefly family, according to The Wrap.

    Haig had missed the recent premiere of the latest Rob Zombie film "3 from Hell" last week due to his accident, Variety reported.

    Haig was 80.

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