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    'House of 1000 Corpses' Star Sid Haig Dies Aged 80

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    The news was announced by his wife, who added that Haig's death "came as a shock" to all members of the family.

    American actor Sid Haig, best known for playing Captain Spaulding in horror films "3 from Hell" and "House of 1000 Corpses" has died at the age of 80, his wife confirmed online on Monday.

    Susan L. Oberg, Haig's wife of 12 years, made an emotional post on Instagram, announcing her husband's death.

    Haig's colleagues and fans took to Twitter to leave words of condolence for his family.

    ​Apart from being an actor, Sid Haig also was a musician and a film producer but a wide audience will remember him for his portrayal of Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films: House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and 3 From Hell. 

    Haig died just weeks after being hospitalised following an accident. However, the cause of his death has not been confirmed. 

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