Rob Zombie Pays Tribute To Late Actor Sid Haig (“House Of 1000 Corpses”, Etc.)

Actor Sid Haig, who portrayed Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s “House Of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects”, has passed away at the age of 80. His wife confirmed the sad news via Instagram, saying he died on Saturday (September 21).

Zombie paid tribute to Haig on Facebook:

“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 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 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 had 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 singer has since shared several more posts, a couple of which can be seen below:

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Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten.

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Listen To Three New Songs From The Score Of Rob Zombie’s “3 From Hell” Film

Waxworks have released three songs from the score of Rob Zombie’s upcoming film “3 From Hell.” The tracks were written and performed by producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris and they can be streamed below. The full “3 From Hell” soundtrack will be available as a deluxe vinyl package, which you can pre-order HERE, along with deluxe vinyl packages for the soundtracks of “House Of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects.” Orders are expected to ship in August.