Glenn Shadix of Beetlejuice Fame Dies at 58

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The actor was best known for playing Otho in the classic Tim Burton flick.

Shadix died after a fall yesterday at his Alabama home. “He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair,” Susan Gagne, Shadix’s sister, told The Birmingham News. “It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that’s the cause of death.”

Otho attached himself to Burton after his turn in 1988’s Beetlejuice, playing roles in Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and his remake of Planet of the Apes. He retired from Hollywood four years ago to return home to Alabama.

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