Sid Haig, who is best known as Captain Spaulding in the Rob Zombie trilogy, passed away Saturday evening. His wife Susan “Suzy” Oberg confirmed the news Monday morning.
Since the news of his death, many musicians, actors and more have shared their fond memories of the actor on social media and their condolences to his loved ones.
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First, Oberg took to Haig’s Instagram page where she had been giving updates on the actor’s condition since he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit earlier this month to announce the news of his death.
“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.”
A cause of death has not been revealed at this time.
Since then, Zombie has shared many posts about the death of Haig, who starred in House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and the third upcoming film 3 From Hell.
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“Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten,” one Instagram post read.
He also shared a lengthy Facebook post about what it was like to work with Haig and how he’s fond of the memories he has with the actor.
“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,” Zombie wrote.
“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,” the post continues.
“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,” he continues. You can read that full post below.
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He also shared an Instagram post of Haig wearing a clown suit behind-the-scenes of House of 1000 Corpses.
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
The Rob Zombie films Twitter also shared a post about the passing of Haig.
Other notable figures including New Years Day’s Ash Costello, Slash, Davey Suicide, Ice Nine Kills and Jack Fowler of Sleeping With Sirens shared their condolences.
You can see their posts below.
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Our thoughts are with Haig’s family and friends at this time.
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