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Sid Haig, Horror Icon, Passed Away At The Age Of 80

By Jodi Smith | Miscellaneous | September 23, 2019 |

By Jodi Smith | Miscellaneous | September 23, 2019 |


Although he appeared in several blaxploitation films in the 1970s, Sid Haig is arguably best known for his iconic role as sadistic clown Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell. He did, however, work steadily from his first appearance as The Fugitive in a short called The Host in 1960. Fans may be surprised to know he appeared on The Lucy Show with Lucille Ball and was a Royal Apothecary to King Tut on the 1960s Batman series.

Haig’s health first came under question when his wife, Susan L. Oberg, reported on social media that her husband was in the hospital after a fall in early September 2019. During his stay in the hospital, Haig contracted an infection in his lungs after aspirating vomit while asleep. He passed on September 21, 2019, when he was no longer able to stave off the infection.

Haig’s long and varied career touched many fans and colleagues alike, leading to remembrances on social media concerning not only his acting legacy but his humanity.

Jodi Smith is the Associate Trade News Editor at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.

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