Glenn Shadix, who is famous for his role as Otho in the movie Beetlejuice was reportedly died Tuesday at his home in his native Birmingham, Ala. He died at 58. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, but his sister told reporters that her brother, who used a wheelchair to get around, appeared to have hit his head in a fall.
“There is a part of me that is not surprised,” Shadix said of Beetlejuice’s cult-classic status. “We had so much fun filming this unusual and so very original movie that I had a feeling something very special was happening.”
As a biography, William Glenn Shadix was born on April 15, 1952 in Bessemer, Alabama. He was an openly gay. He rose to fame after landing a role in ‘Beetlejuice,’ which his agent advised him to pass up. Fortunately Shadix ignored his agent’s misinformed advice. During filming for the movie Burton and Shadix struck up a friendship, which resulted in them making two more films together, ‘The Nighmare Before Christmas’ and ‘Planet of the Apes’. He has appeared in countless films and television shows. In winter of 2008 his Queen Anne Victorian home was burnt to ashes in a fire. About the fire he sadly said, “I have lost my dream.”
His funeral is planned for Sept. 11 in Birmingham. He left behind his sister Susan Gagne, and spouse Jon Jong.
RIP Glenn Shadix. Your fans and family will surely miss you.