RIP “BEETLEJUICE” actor Glenn Shadix

Originally posted on 2010-09-07 21:42:30 by

Character actor Glenn Shadix, who will forever be remembered as Otho in Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE, has died at his home in Birmingham, AL. He was 58.

Al.com quotes Shadix’s sister Susan Gagne as saying, “He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair. It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that’s the cause of death.” The actor only had a couple of small roles on his résumé when Burton cast him in 1988’s BEETLEJUICE as Otho, the pretentious interior decorator who’s curious to a fault about the ghosts residing in his clients’ home. He later acted for Burton in PLANET OF THE APES and voiced the mayor in the animated THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Shadix’s other credits include Michael Lehmann’s HEATHERS and MEET THE APPLEGATES, Mick Garris and Stephen King’s SLEEPWALKERS, Jeff Burton’s indie chiller ACTS OF DEATH, TV’s CARNIVÀLE and numerous animated series. He retired from acting four years ago and relocated to Birmingham, near where he was born, to be close to his family.

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