Glenn Shadix Is Dead

Posted by Moxie on September 7th, 2010

Nooooooooooo! This is terribly sad: Glenn Shadix, the delightfully smarmy character actor known for his work with Tim Burton, has died at 58 after a fall in his home. He had been suffering from mobility problems in recent years, and his sister believes that he fell from his wheelchair and injured himself.

Shadix is best known as the supercilious designer Otho in Beetlejuice and as the voice of the Mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas. He also collaborated with Burton in Planet of the Apes and did voiceover work for the webseries Stain Boy. His TV work included Teen Titans, Seinfeld, and Carnivàle.

Well. This is a freakin’ bummer. Shadix was totally underutilized in Hollywood, but he was a part of some extremely popular projects, so his work will live on. In loving tribute:

You can read the story here at al.com and you can see discussions of the story on wesmirch.com.




Category: Celebrity Deaths, Moxie, Tim Burton