News 'House of 1000 Corpses' actor Tom Towles dies at 71

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    'House of 1000 Corpses' actor Tom Towles dies at 71
    Published April 07, 2015
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    This undated photo provided by TnT Talent Management shows Tom Towles. Towles, the mustached character actor who popped up in several Rob Zombie’s movies, has died at age 71. Towles’ spokeswoman Tammy Dupal says the actor who appeared in "House of 1000 Corpses" and “The Devil’s Rejects” died April 2, 2015, in Pinellas, Fla., from complications following a stroke. (AP Photo/TnT Talent Management) (The Associated Press)

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    Tom Towles, the mustached character actor who popped up in several Rob Zombie's movies, has died. He was 71.

    Towles' spokeswoman Tammy Dupal said in a statement Monday that the actor who appeared in "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" died April 2 in Pinellas, Florida, from complications following a stroke.

    "He was such a great guy, and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times," said Zombie in a statement. "He will be really missed."

    Towles' memorable roles included a serial-killer sidekick in 1986's "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer" and an obnoxious zombie apocalypse survivor in the 1990 remake of "Night of the Living Dead."

    "Tom was a personal friend, a fantastic actor and a lovely man," said Towles' manager Tamela Ehlinger. "We worked together, we laughed and cried together. Not many fans knew the soft heart behind the tough exterior. Tom was one of a kind, never to be repeated."

    His other film credits included Zombie's 2007 remake of "Halloween," ''Grindhouse," ''The Pit and the Pendulum" and director Michael Mann's "Miami Vice."

    Towles TV credits included "Seinfeld," ''NYPD Blue," ''L.A. Law," ''ER," ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," ''Star Trek: Voyager" and "Firefly."
     
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    James Best is gone as well. I don't know "Dukes of Hazzard", but he did a few good "Twilight Zone" episodes.

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    He was never really the same after that air conditioner fell on his dog.
     
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    Damn. He played Otis Toole in "Henry". Fucker gave me the creeps. :rip: