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Sid Haig Known For Portrayal of Captain Spaulding Passes Away

It is with much sorrow that I report the passing of Sid Haig. The actor best known for his portrayal of Captain Spaulding in horror auteur Rob Zombie’s trilogy of corpses films death was reported on Instagram by his wife Susan L. Oberg. With the post was a message from the recently widowed Oberg stating “He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.” Haig led a life of a prolific actor in Hollywood with more than 350 television appearances. In addition, he appeared in over 70 movies.

Sid Haig had recently completed filming for Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell where he reprises his role as the humorous and sadistic Captain Spaulding. Haig truly inhabited the role of the off-putting fried chicken eating murdering clown. Director Rob Zombie took to his own Instagram and expressed his own view in the wake of Haig’s death stating “On this sad day you got to remember the good times.” Indeed.

Fans wanting to see Haig should pick up a copy of Zombie’s 3 From Hell when it releases October 15 on DVD and VOD.  The film did also receive a limited theatrical run via Fathom Events which saw the kooky Firefly family on the loose to once again cause mayhem. I for one will be picking up a copy of 3 From Hell. Haig was a standout in that film. NECA even produced figures for him in their Cult Classic Hall of Fame lineup.

Also, head over to the official Sid Haig site to the official website for Haig where you can read about his life which began July 14th, 1939. RIP to a genre legend.

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