Fresno-born horror film acting icon Sid Haig passed away over the weekend.
Born in Fresno Sidney Eddie Mosesian in July, 1939, he broke into acting in the 60’s and continued his career for decades. His most famous recent rolls included Captain Spaulding in both “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects.”
His wife, Susan Oberg shared the news of Haig’s passing in this Instagram post:
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. We, as a family, are asking that our privacy and time to mourn be respected.
Sidney Eddie Mosesian
7/14/39 – 9/21/19
Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend.
Goodnight, my love. We will find each other again, next time. I love you.
I was surprised to learn that he was 80 years old. No word yet on whether he will receive a traditional clown burial (Clowns put the “fun” in “funeral.”)
Here are my two favorite Captain Spaulding clips: