Actor Sid Haig, who’s best known for portraying the iconic horror character Captain Spaulding in his frequent collaborations with director Rob Zombie, died on Sept. 21, 2019, due to complications from a lung infection, according to Variety. He was 80.
“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,” Haig’s wife posted to Instagram. “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.”
In a career that spanned over five decades, Haig appeared in almost every classic television show and genre movie you can imagine. Just take a look at a few of his IMBd credits: Batman (the television show), Star Trek (the original), Here’s Lucy (with Lucille Ball), THX 1138 (George Lucas’ first film), Diamonds Are Forever (a James Bond flick), Fantasy Island, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol 2, and the 2015 instant horror-western classic Bone Tomahawk.