It is with great sadness that I report the passing of one of horror’s great villains and one of my very favorite actors of all time, the legendary Angus Scrimm.
Scrimm, who was born Lawrence Rory Guy in Kansas Ciy on August 19, 1926, quietly passed away on January 09, 2016, surrounded by friends and loved ones.
A veteran of more than fifty films and television shows, Scrimm will always be remembered for his iconic turn as the sinister Tall Man in Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm series, a role which garnered him countless fans across the globe. Fans who are, without a doubt, now mourning the death of this towering legend.
Friend and director Coscarelli had this to say about Scrimm’s passing: “[His] performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.”
Phantasm: Ravager, Scrimm’s final turn as the Tall Man, will be released later this year.