Rest in Peace: Glenn Shadix

Rest in Peace: Glenn ShadixAnother star has been taken from us just too damned early for our liking as we’re very sad to report that actor Glenn Shadix has passed away well before his time.

Shadix, age 58, was best known to horror fans as the hilarious Otho, the very eccentric interior decorator in the much beloved horror comedy Beetlejuice. He also performed in two other Tim Burton-helmed films, The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Planet of the Apes remake.

According to the Huntsville Times Shadix died this morning following a fall at his Birmingham, Alabama condo.

He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair,” Susan Gagne, Shadix’s sister, said. “It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that’s the cause of death.

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest condolences to Glenn’s family, friends, and constituents. Thanks for the great memories and smiles, big guy. Save us a comfy spot up above.

Now, once more, in your honor and with style …

Uncle Creepy

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  • The Butcher

    RIP Mr. Shadix.

  • Terminal

    That’s just horrible. I know this man from many movies including Beetlejuice and he will be missed.
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

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  • Cinemascribe

    I’ll be honest..at first I didn’t recognize the name. Then I clicked on the article, saw the photograph and my heart broke.

    R.I.P. Glenn.

    “I’m saying that I’m an insect who dreamt he was a man…and loved it. But now the dream is over..and the insect is awake.” – Seth Brundle

  • Spaceshark

    RIP my brother.

  • LifeMi

    Deepest sympathies go out to Shadix’s family. I grew up watching Beetlejuice, so for me this is like a part of my childhood dying. Rest in Peace, Glenn.

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