This world has lost a cult-movie legend.
Sid Haig, best known for playing Captain Spaulding in horror films by Rob Zombie — including “House of 1,000 Corpses” and its sequel “The Devil’s Rejects” — died Saturday. The actor was 80.
“He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens,” his wife Susan L. Oberg wrote in a post on his Instagram. In a since-deleted comment posted Sept. 13, Oberg wrote that Haig — whose given name was Sidney Eddie Mosesian — had taken a “nasty spill” but was “winning the fight,” Entertainment Weekly reported.
“This came as a shock to all of us,” the death announcement post continued. “We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected.”
Famous fans remembered the beloved actor.
“What a talent and energy,” commented Rosario Dawson.
“Rest easy Sid,” wrote fellow “3 From Hell” actor Jeff Daniel Phillips.
After a string of iconic drive-in blaxploitation movie flicks in the 1970s, Haig made a mainstream comeback in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” and “Kill Bill: Vol. 2.”
While Haig played a part in Zombie’s latest “3 From Hell” series installment, health issues reportedly stopped him from taking on a bigger part.
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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.
By Hannah Frishberg