This morning brought with it the sad news of the passing of horror icon Sid Haig at age 80. Haig’s career lasted nearly 60 years, and his portrayal of charismatic villain Captain Spaulding in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects made him a legend.
Understandably, tributes to Haig are flooding in from the horror community, including many people who had the pleasure of working with him. Haig’s reputation as a kind, down-to-Earth guy preceded him, and he clearly never took his fame for granted.
Included below is a selection of social media tributes to Haig from various notables, beginning with director Rob Zombie himself, who penned a touching farewell to his friend and colleague on Facebook. Sid Haig may sadly be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.
It’s fairly rare in the movie industry to find an actor that nobody seems to have a bad word to say about, but that definitely seems to be the case for Haig. At the rate the tributes keep pouring in, it’s possible there will be enough for a second post tomorrow.
Goodbye Sid Haig. All of us here at iHorror will miss your presence in horror films, and at conventions. Still, we can’t begin to imagine the pain your family and friends are feeling right now. Rest in peace Captain Spaulding, and know you’re in our thoughts.
Sid Haig and Bill Moseley Reunite in ‘Cynthia’
ICYMI (in case you missed it)
Teaming up with fellow Rob Zombie alumni Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween 1&2), Sid Haig and Bill Moseley will join horror forces once again in the upcoming film Cynthia. Not to be confused with the 1947 drama of the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor, Cynthia will be released to VOD and DVD/Blu sometime in October of 2018.