Just heard he passed as a result of complications.share
Billy Drago,Rutger Hauer and Now Sid. This hurts
He was pretty sick, right? I remember reading something about him maybe not even being able to make this last Zombie film. Glad he was able to bang out one more. RIPshare
I also heard he was in it for like 5 minutes, but I’m glad he finished it anyway.share
Yes, I just read Zombie's statement about his passing. Didn't disclose what disease he had, but it's been an ongoing thing they knew was coming. And it is indeed supposed to be one brief scene.share
It wasn't a disease. It was complications due to injuries from an accident.share
It wasn't anything they knew was coming. It was an accident of some sort. Sid was supposed to have a much larger role in the movie.share
From Rob's facebook:
Last night I received a phone call I was dreading from Bill Moseley. He told me that our friend Sid Haig had died. It was shocking but unfortunately not unexpected. I’ve known for a long time how sick Sid was and what he was battling. Over the past year as I saw pictures of him still attending conventions I thought perhaps he had beat it, but last week when he returned to the hospital I feared the worst.
Sid and I had a long talk on the day that he told me of his condition and he knew 3 From Hell would most likely be his last appearance on screen. Sadly it was. I knew it was very important to Sid that Captain Spaulding make one more round and he did. Sid's time the film is brief. He was in rough shape that day, but he gave it his all and made his scene very memorable.
I was fan of his as a kid watching Jason of Star Command all the way through our twenty years of working together. I can still clearly remember the first time we met. It was at the Edith Head Costume building at Universal. Sid came out of the dressing room wearing a clown suit which was a few sizes too small. We said hello then we both started laughing at how ridiculous he looked in his ill-fitting suit. We would find him a much better suit.
As we were making House Of 1000 Corpses neither of us knew he was creating a character that would live on and grow in popularity every year. Sid told me many times how thankful he was for the Captain and how that character changed his life. He had completely given up on acting and now suddenly had found a whole new audience at the age of 60. I know he was thrilled and blown away by that fact.
The Captain is gone... but he will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace Sid
His wife said he was in the hospital because he took a "nasty spill". She never mentioned or elaborated on any kind of sickness. Perhaps she wished to keep that private.share
How weird is it that I just watched 2 of his movies that I havent seen in years, just days ago?
House of 1000 corpses and Devil's Rejects, and I also recently watched Bone Tomahawk.
I didnt even remember him being in Bone Tomahawk. Granted his role was pretty small.
I had no idea this dude was 80! I thought maybe his 60's somewhere.share
He looked every bit his 80 years in his last film...share
I didnt think he was anywhere near 80 as well...But then I saw a picture that was taken with a fan 3 months ago that was posted by her and he looked rail thin and sickly...Still before his health declined, I never would have thought he was in his 70s. But then again I only discovered him as Captain Spalding in the Rob zombie Films when they came out.share
Rip big guyshare