The horror community has lost one of their most beloved icons. And the film industry has lost a legend. Sid Haig has died at 80. R.I.P. Sid Haig, your horror family will miss you.
His death was announced on his official Instagram by his wife, Suzie. Suzie writes:
“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
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend.
Goodnight, my love. We will find each other again, next time. I love you.”
Sid Haig contribution to not only the horror genre but also the film industry is nothing short of legendary. He has appeared in over fifty films and 350 television episodes. Sid started acting in 1960 with a role in Jack Hill’s student film titled The Host. He remained active in the industry until 1992 when he retired than returned to acting in 1997 as Judge in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Sid Haig brought to life one of horror’s most beloved characters in 2003 when he starred in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses as Captain Spaulding. I remember talking to Sid at Scares That Care about his role in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Sid said that when they where filming House of 1000 Corpses, he had no idea that Captain Spaulding would have become so popular as it has today. I remember first seeing Sid Haig in James Bond Diamonds Are Forever.
Sid was known in the horror community as someone who really cared about his fans. And Sid, your fans really cared about you. You will be missed. Your memory will live on not only on film but in the hearts of your fans. R.I.P. Sid Haig.