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.

Last night I received a phone call I was dreading from Bill Moseley. He told me that our friend Sid Haig had died. It…

Posted by Rob Zombie on Monday, September 23, 2019

After twenty years of working together. This was the final day.

Posted by Rob Zombie on Monday, September 23, 2019

I found this old Polaroid of me, Bill and Sid taken shortly after we finished filming the new ending of House of 1000 Corpses. Seems like a long time ago.

Posted by Rob Zombie on Monday, September 23, 2019

I am not 100% sure but I think this is from the first night of shooting House of 1000 Corpses. We are all sitting in a…

Posted by Rob Zombie on Monday, September 23, 2019

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 as Captain Spaulding