Sid Haig, the legendary genre actor perhaps best known as the serial killer clown Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s Firefly family films, has died. He was 80 years old.
Earlier this month, Haig had been rushed to the ICU after falling in his home. Although he had been recovering, his wife, Susan L. Oberg, confirmed his passing on Instagram on Monday morning, writing:
“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.”
Born Sidney Eddy Mosesian in Fresno, California, Haig began his career in music, playing drums for the T-Birds. Although he managed to score a hit in the song “Full House”, he opted for a life in acting by moving to Hollywood and enrolling in the Pasadena Playhouse.