'Beetlejuice' actor Glenn Shadix dies in Alabama

September 7, 2010 6:33:46 PM PDT
Glenn Shadix (SHA-dix), the actor best remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in the comedy "Beetlejuice," has died. He was 58.

Personal manager Juliet Green told The Associated Press that the Alabama native died in his Birmingham home Tuesday morning.

Green did not immediately know the cause of death. The actor's sister, Susan Gagne, told The Birmingham News he had been using a wheelchair to get around and he appeared to have fallen in his kitchen and hit his head.

The actor's website says a memorial will be held Saturday in Birmingham.

Shadix starred in the popular 1988 Tim Burton film as a droll interior designer who dabbled in voodoo. He also was a voice actor in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and appeared in dozens of TV shows.


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