Sep 23, 2019 02:17 PM EST

Horror Icon Sid Haig Dies at 80

Horror Icon Sid Haig Dies at 80
Iconic horror film actor Sid Haig has passed away. He was 80. 

Sid was best known for his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of "1,000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects". He made his final appearance as Spaulding in "3 From hell", which was released just last week. Rob Zombie spoke about what it took to get him back on the set for the film.

"The movie that I prepped to make, and was getting ready to start shooting, it was Captain Spaulding, Otis, and Baby, the three originals. But three weeks out from shooting, I got a call from Sid Haig. He had been in the hospital, and he had just had surgery, and he was now recovering in a rehabilitation facility. I'm like, holy sh-, this is a serious business. So, I went to see him, and he had changed drastically from the last time I saw him. Because Sid, he's big and burly, and now he's tiny as a skeleton. So, I was like, oh man. I kind of realized, yeah, he's in rough shape." 

He went on to add, "Lionsgate was fine with me sort of sneaking him in one day to shoot as much as I could. It was on me to make sure that nothing went wrong. So I got him in, I shot everything I could shoot."

His career began in the 1970s but some more recent appearances in film included "Jackie Brown", "Kill Bill, Vol. 2", "Night of the Living Dead 3D", "2007's Halloween", "The Lords of Salem", and "Bone Tomahawk". 

Haig's wife, Susan L. Oberg, took to Instagram to post about her husband's death. 

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next. He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.
We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected.

Sidney Eddie Mosesian
7/14/39 - 9/21/19
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend.
Goodnight, my love. We will find each other again, next time. I love you.

Rest easy, Captain Spaulding. 
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