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Sid Haig, iconic horror actor in Rob Zombie trilogy, has died aged 80

Sid Haig, the American actor, musician and producer most well known for starring in the Rob Zombie trilogy, has died at the age of 80.

Haig’s wife, Susan L. Oberg, confirmed the news in a post on social media: “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,” Oberg said.

“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.”

As aforementioned, Haig is arguably best known for starring in Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 CorpsesThe Devil’s Rejects and 3 From Hell while playing the role of the menacing Captain Spaulding.

In a recent interview prior to his passing, director Zombie has admitted that Haig’s ill-health became an issue while filming his recent film 3 From Hell: “As it became time to shoot the movie, Sig Haig’s health, who plays Captain Spaulding, just was in a place where he was not capable of making a film, unfortunately,” he told Variety.

“So, I had to rewrite the whole thing and I didn’t want to lose that character because he’s so important to the movies, so we were able to do one scene with him and sort of complete his journey through the story.”

Sid Haig is survived by his wife, Susan L. Oberg.

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