'House of 1000 Corpses' actor Sid Haig dead at 80

Sid Haig is seen at Universal Studios Hollywood celebrating “Halloween Horror Nights” with “Eyegore” Awards Ceremony on Sept. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Krauss)

(WTHR) — Famed horror movie actor Sid Haig has died at age 80.

His wife posted from his Instagram account Monday, saying the actor passed Saturday.

"The other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on the the next," she said in the caption of a photo of the couple holding hands. "He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens."

Haig's wife said his death came as a shock to everyone.

Haig is best known for his role in the 2003 Rob Zombie film "House of 1000 Corpses."

Haig's wife asked for privacy and time to mourn in the Instagram post about his death.