Glenn Shadix R.I.P., 1952-2010

UPDATE: Reader fasteddie writes: “The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Glenn’s name to the Theatre Department of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 8th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203. has more information. Thanks, the family of William Glenn Scott (Glenn Shadix)”

Sad news for you today, movie fans. Glenn Shadix passed away after he fell and struck his head in his Birmingham, AL home yesterday. The 58-year-old actor worked primarily in theater through the ’70s and ’80s. Tim Burton attended one performance in particular and took a liking to Shadix, going on to cast him in the role that he is perhaps best known for: interior designer Otho in the classic comedy “Beetlejuice.”

Shadix went on to appear in a number of other notable roles that fans of late-’80s/early-’90s film can immediately recognize: Father Ripper in “Heathers,” Associate Bob in “Demolition Man” and Mr. Fallows in “Sleepwalkers” being my personal favorites. Shadix also famously voiced the two-faced (literally!) mayor in Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and later worked with the director again in his remake of “Planet of the Apes.” After the jump I’ve embedded a classic “Beeltejuice” moment in which you can see Shadix getting his dance on. Rest in peace, Glenn– you will be missed.