Sid Haig, the legendary actor known for his extended horror filmography, has died.
Per Bloody Disgusting, Haig's family shared a message on Instagram stating that he died Sept. 21, several weeks after he was reported to have been in ICU following an accident. He was 80.
"He adored his family, his friends and his fans," the message said. "This came as a shock to all of us. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected."
Haig's most recent credits include appearances in Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell, the Tigtone TV series, and the shorts Twiztid: Sick Man and Don’t Do It. His decades-strong career also counts the celebrated Rob Zombie entries House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and The Lords of Salem.
In August, Haig was honored with the Vincent Price Award for Excellence in the Horror Genre, calling it the "greatest night" of his career.
"And to make it even more special it was presented to me by Victoria Price, Vincent Price's daughter, who is just as eloquent and exquisite as her father," he said at the time. "To spend that night with family and friends was truly a pleasure."
In 3 From Hell, his final Rob Zombie collab, Haig reprised the role of Captain Spaulding. The film's limited three-night theatrical release bagged extremely high per-screen averages, resulting in the adding of another night to the run.
On Instagram, Zombie responded to Haig's passing with the caption, "Horray for Captain Spaulding. Gone but not forgotten."