Oh dear. A sad day. Actor Glenn Shadix has passed away at the age of 58.
Glenn was in several of my favorite films of all-time…Beetlejuice, Heathers and The Nightmare Before Christmas. According to Glenn’s sister, “…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.”
Here’s a clip from Heathers with Glenn:
Otho, in Beetlejuice:
The Mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas:
The Mayor is a character who is widely referred to in my family–as we know many an a-hole like this two-faced stop-motion creature of a man. (Ex. “God, what a butthole. He’s just like The Mayor, flippin’ his head around, all nice to my face–then I hear THIS crap?”)
Glenn Shadix (on left) is an actor made famous by roles in movies such as Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. His television work includes the HBO drama Carnivale, and the NBC television comedy Seinfeld, in which he played Jerry’s landlord.
What many people do not know, however, is that Shadix had undergone shock therapy as a teenager in Alabama, in an attempt to turn from gay-to-straight. The “cure” did not work and today Shadix lives as a proud openly gay man. Having lived in New York City and Hollywood, he recently returned to Alabama. Truth Wins Out applauds Shadix for his willingness to share his experience and help other people avoid the pain and suffering of the ex-gay industry.”
Rest peacefully, Glenn. You made us all smile.