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.
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. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected. Sidney Eddie Mosesian 7/14/39 - 9/21/19 Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend. Goodnight, my love. We will find each other again, next time. I love you.
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.
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.
RIP to horror legend, our friend, Sid Haig. We will miss you, Captain. pic.twitter.com/1lNjv4F3uF— FANGORIA (@FANGORIA) September 23, 2019
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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