Sid Haig, "House of 1000 Corpses" Actor Passes Away at 80

September 23, 2019

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Actor Sid Haig, known for his roles in House of 1000 Corpses and Foxy Brown, has passed away at 80-years-old.

Haig was a regular face in horror and exploitation films since the 1960s, but became most recognizeable for his role as the sadistic clown "Captain Spaulding" in Rob Zombie's films House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and 3 From Hell.

According to TMZ, Haig was admitted to the hospital in early September after suffering a "nasty spell" where he was placed in the ICU due to breathing complications.

His death was confirmed by his wife in an Instagram post which read, "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."

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.

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Rob Zombie also remebered Haig in a post with the caption, "Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten."

On this sad day you got to remember the good times. This photo was taken the first time me and Sid got together. It was early 2000 or perhaps even late 1999. It was at the Edith Head Costume building at Universal Studios. We were both having a good laugh at this crummy, ill-fitting clown suit. It took a few tries to get his look right, but we got there. Who knew that crazy clown would become an iconic horror figure? Certainly not the two guys in the picture. #CaptainSpaulding #sidhaig #houseof1000corpses

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Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten.

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