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Sid Haig, the actor of 'House of 1000 Corpses' and different cult movies, dies at 80

The prolific actor cropped up in more than fifty movies over his six-decade career, from exploitation classics of the Nineteen Seventies to Rob Zombie horror flicks.

Sid Haig, a personality actor best well-known for his wild-eyed turns within the cult horror movies "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects," died Sat. He was 80.

Haig's partner, Susan L. Oberg, announced his death in associate degree Instagram post Monday morning, writing: "My light-weight, my heart, my true love, my King, the opposite half my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm to succeeding."

The actor's explanation for death wasn't at once well-known.

Haig, a prolific screen actor with over fifty credits, popped up in associate degree eclectic mixture of movies over his six-decade career, from the exploitation classic "Foxy Brown" and George Lucas' sci-fi debut "THX 1138" to the james bond entry "Diamonds are Forever."

Quentin Tarantino, a follower of the Nineteen Seventies B-movies that helped make Haig a legend among genre enthusiasts, solid him in his 1997 crime drama "Jackie Brown" as a choose. Tarantino, WHO custom-made the movie from associate degree author novel, reportedly wrote the half specifically for Haig.

The actor was beloved among horror fans for his unsettling turns in a very trio of inexpensive horror flicks directed by serious metal musician Rob Zombie: "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects" and "3 From Hell."

In the films, Haig pictured Captain Pauling, a gas station owner whose face was soiled with greasy clown make-up. The character, along with his old teeth and crazy grin, advised the magazine villain Joker by means of associate degree acid trip.

In a positive review of "The Devil's Rejects," the late film critic Roger Ebert delineated  Haig's character as a "man whose teeth square measure therefore dangerous, they are additional horrifying than his clown make-up. He plays such a totally repellent person, indeed, that i used to be driven to find that in reality Sid appearance, well, respectable."

Haig, born Sir Philip Sidney Eddy Melanesian in urban center, California, got his begin in entertainment industry as a percussionist. He created his picture debut in Jack Hill's "The Host," happening to look within the exploitation director's "Spider Baby," "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown."

The latter 2 films asterisked exploitation icon Pam Grier, WHO compete the role in "Jackie Brown."

Haig was conjointly a daily on TV staples of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, together with "Get good," "Mary Hartman, female parent Hartman," "Charlie's Angels" and "The A-team."