Iconic Horror actor, Sid Haig, better known as, Captain Spaulding from the Rob Zombie films - House of 1000 Corpse, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell - passed away on Saturday 21st September 2019 after he was admitted to an ICU ward just 2 weeks prior. His wife, Susan L. Oberg, took to social media to break the sad news earlier today saying “He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be” accompanied by a heartbreaking photo of them holding hands as he passed.

On this sad day you got to remember the good times
- Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie had built a close relationship with Sid over the years and worked on several films together. Most recently, they had been working on Rob Zombie's new film, 3 From Hell which debuted in Hollywood last week and is set to be released next month. Sid Haig was supposed to play quite an integral part in the film, however, due to his health issues, Sid couldn’t take part in the majority of the filming which will no doubt make it difficult for many fans to sit through the struggling parts he tried to endure.

Rob Zombie took to social media earlier today to say the following “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. #CaptainSpaulding #sidhaig #houseof1000corpses”

"Last night I received a phone call I was dreading from Bill Moseley," Rob wrote. "He told me that our friend Sid Haig had died. It was shocking but unfortunately not unexpected. I've know Sid for a long time how sick Sid was and what he was battling. Over the past year as I saw 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."

Author Bio: AC Speed

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I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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