DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Sid Haig (aged 80)
Sid Haig (born Sidney Eddie Mosesian, July 14, 1939 – September 21, 2019) was an American actor, film producer, and musician. His roles included acting in Jack Hill’s blaxploitation films of the 1970s as well as his role as Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and 3 From Hell. He had a leading role on the television series Jason of Star Command, as the villain Dragos. He has appeared in many television programs including Batman, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Get Smart, Fantasy Island, Sledge Hammer!, The A-Team, The Fall Guy, The Dukes of Hazzard, Just the Ten of Us, and MacGyver.
DEATH: In early September 2019, Haig was hospitalized after falling at his home in Los Angeles. While recovering, he suffered from a lung infection after vomiting in his sleep. He died on September 21, 2019, from complication of the infection at the age of 80.