Beloved genre actor Sid Haig, most known for his portrayal of Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects trilogy, past away Saturday of undisclosed causes.
It was announced via Sid’s personal Instagram on September 7th that he had been admitted into the ICU after having an accident. His wife, Suzie, later updated his Instagram bio again to say that they’d give more details on the accident and his condition soon. Unfortunately, that update came in early Monday morning, and it wasn’t the one we were hoping for. Suzie announced via a very touching Instagram post that Sid had passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019. Just two months after his 80th birthday.
Sid’s last performance as his most iconic character, 3 From Hell, was released just five days before his death. While most well known for his turn as Captain Spaulding, Haig has innumerable genre credits going all the way back to 1960. This is a heavy hit for the horror community and Mr.Haig will be sorely missed. Sid’s family is asking for privacy in their time of mourning. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, colleagues and fans. I hope there’s plenty of Tutti Fuckin’ Frutti wherever you are, Sid.
RIP Sid Haig 07/14/1939-09-21/2019