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Sid Haig dead at 80; Rob Zombie posts touching memorial to “Captain Spaulding”

Posted by on September 23, 2019

Sid Haig, the actor best known for portraying Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s trilogy House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell, has passed away. He was eighty-years-old. While details on his death haven’t been fully, Entertainment Weekly reports he died on Saturday (21st) following an “unspecified accident” two weeks earlier. Haig’s wife, Susan L. Oberg, announced the news earlier today (23rd) with the following Instagram post:

“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.”

 

Rob Zombie posted a touching memorial to his “Cutter” actor with the following statement: 

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 the 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 a 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 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

This photo is from March 14, 2018. The last time all of us were together.”

 

The shock rocker also went to Instagram to share another tribute:

On this sad day you got to remember the good times. This photo was taken the first time me and Sid got together. It was early 2000 or perhaps even late 1999. It was at the Edith Head Costume building at Universal Studios. We were both having a good laugh at this crummy, ill-fitting clown suit. It took a few tries to get his look right, but we got there. Who knew that crazy clown would become an iconic horror figure? Certainly not the two guys in the picture. “

 

Our thoughts go out to Sid’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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